It’s an inevitability at this point. If it was even remotely good or has four people that some studio somewhere will consider a built-in audience it’ll get remade. Period.
And now the 1990 classic Jacob’s Ladder is getting the 2Ksomething treatment. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the Midnight Meat Train scripter Jeff Buhler is writing the film for the production company that brought you the completely necessary Fight Night remake.
The original film was a Viet Nam story about post-tramatic stress and the experiences of a veteran played by Tim Robbins.
“The producers are looking to make something more akin to an homage and not mimic the original. The plan is to contemporize the story with new situations and characters but still maintain a story that examines issues and poses existential questions.”
Looks like we’re going to be getting a brilliantly executed film about a desert storm veteran. I, for one, won’t be seeing this.