A remake of the 1990s psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder has been in the works for a while. Now we know when we can expect to actually see the damn thing.
From Deadline, Vertical Entertainment has snatched up the U.S. rights to the remake of Jacob’s Ladder. The company has struck up a deal with DISH, which will premiere the film exclusively in July. A theatrical run will follow beginning some time in August. The film’s international rights are still up for grabs.
The original Jacob’s Ladder follows a war vet trying to uncover his past while struggling with a severe case of disassociation. This time around, the titular Jacob is a successful surgeon and family man who begins to unravel upon discovering his brother, whom he thought died serving in Afghanistan, is still alive and has been subjected to experimental drugs.
David M. Rosenthal is directing from a script by Jeff Buhler, who also penned the scripts for The Prodigy (2019) and the most recent Pet Sematary (2019). The film stars Michael Ealy (The Intruder), Guy Burnet (Pitch Perfect 3), Jesse Williams (The Cabin In the Woods), Nicole Beharie (42) and Karla Souza (How to Get Away with Murder).
Jacob’s Ladder has been slapped with an “R” rating by the MPAA for “language, some violence, sexuality and drug content.”
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