Jacob’s Ladder Remake Trailer

We’ve been hearing about a remake of the cult classic psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder for years now but after a couple of changes in the creative team and several release date shuffles, the movie is finally arriving this summer to very little fanfare. The 1990 original starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam vet who begins to experience flashbacks and hallucinations, particularly of his son, who died in an accident several years ago. This new version stars Michael Ealy as an Afghanistan vet who saw his brother die in combat, only to find him living in a homeless shelter after the war. It does seem to borrow from some of the imagery of the original but the plot seems fairly different. Directed by David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy), Jacob’s Ladder premieres on The DISH Network this month before hitting theatres on Aug. 23rd. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • rbennet27

    I still like the original one. This doesn’t do well for me.

  • Ben Bueno

    Ugh..

  • bendoofus

    Same here. An artful and intelligent thriller remade as a cheap horror? No thanks.