Jacob’s Ladder 2019 stars Michael Ealy (Underworld Awakening, and the brilliant Sleeper Cell) as Jacob Singer.
After losing his brother in combat, Jacob returns home from Afghanistan, only to be pulled into a mind-twisting state of paranoia, and he soon realises that his sibling is alive but life is not what it seems.
I was a massive fan of the 1990 original psychological horror movie, starring Tim Robbins, and directed by Adrian Lyne, so I’m very trepidatious about a remake. It could work, if they just take the premise and go with their own subsequent story, but the original had a lot of twists and turns, and so if they’re the same, then they won’t be very twisty-turny.
Either way, the 29-year gap doesn’t make me feel old at all 😀
Jacob’s Ladder 2019 hasn’t yet got a UK or US release date.
Director: David M Rosenthal
Screenplay: Jeff Buhler, Sarah Thorpe
Original screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin
Also stars: Nicole Beharie, Jesse Williams, Joseph Sikora, Karla Souza, Guy Burnet, Ninja N Devoe, William Tokarsky and Ozark‘s Kevin L Johnson
Check out the trailer below:
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