A remake of the 1990s movie Jacob’s Ladder has been in the works for a while. Now it’s moving forward with TheWrap reporting that James Foley, is in talks to direct.
The original thriller, directed by Adrian Lyne, starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran who suffers from bizarre hallucinations while trying to uncover clues about his mysterious past. The new film is said to be more of a contemporary homage than a remake, introducing new characters and situations, while tackling the same existential themes as the original.
Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) is writing the script, based on a first draft by Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls). Foley is best known for films such as Glengarry Glen Ross, Fear, The Chamber and The Corruptor. More recently he has directed episodes of House of Cards and Hannibal. There’s no news on when the Jacob’s Ladder do-over might shoot.