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Jacob's Ladder (2019 film)

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Jacob's Ladder is an upcoming American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal and written by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. It is a remake of the 1990 film of the same title. The film stars Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Karla Souza and Guy Burnet.

Jacob's Ladder
Directed byDavid M. Rosenthal
Produced byMichael J. Gaeta
Mickey Liddell
Jennifer Monroe
Will Packer
Alison R. Rosenzweig
Pete Shilaimon
Screenplay byJeff Buhler
Sarah Thorp
StarringMichael Ealy
Jesse Williams
Nicole Beharie
Karla Souza
Guy Burnet
Music byAtli Örvarsson
CinematographyPedro Luque
Edited byRichard Mettler
Distributed byLD Entertainment
Release date
  • 2019 (2019)[1]
Running time
89 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States




In 2013, Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) was reported as writing a script for LD Entertainment's new version of Jacob's Ladder, which is based on an earlier draft by Jake Wade Wall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "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."[7] James Foley has been attached to direct the project.[8]

Buhler said that since, due to two recent wars, the American "cultural understanding of the experience of warfare and what it does to people mentally" has become "a completely different place than it was" in 1990, he decided to not be "necessarily going to the same conclusion, and finding a new way to give the audience an experience that is similar in terms of impact and feeling, but that doesn't play the same tune. It was a very tricky situation in the sense that we were trying to recreate something, but honor the spirit and concept (of the original), while telling a different story."[9]

On March 21, 2016, it was announced Michael Ealy had joined the cast of the film, with David M. Rosenthal directing.[3] On April 18, 2016, Jesse Williams and Nicole Beharie joined the cast of the film.[4] On June 7, 2016, Guy Burnet joined the cast of the film.[6] On June 27, 2016, Karla Souza joined the cast of the film.[5] Principal photography began on May 2, 2016.[10]


  1. ^ ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake Now Releasing Later in 2019
  2. ^ "Jacob's Ladder". AMC Theatres. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (2016-03-21). "Michael Ealy Will Star In 'Jacob's Ladder' Reboot". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  4. ^ a b c Busch, Anita (2016-04-18). "Jesse Williams And Nicole Beharie Cast In 'Jacob's Ladder'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  5. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (2016-06-27). "Karla Souza Ascends 'Jacob's Ladder'; Jaime Ray Newman In 'Valley Of The Gods'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  6. ^ a b Evans, Greg (2016-06-07). "Mackenzie Davis In 'Blade Runner' Pic; Guy Burnet To 'Jacob's Ladder'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  7. ^ Boris Kit, 'Jacob's Ladder' Getting Remake Treatment (Exclusive), The Hollywood Reporter, 6/28/2013.
  8. ^ "'House of Cards' Director James Foley Climbs Aboard 'Jacob's Ladder' Homage (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks the 'Jacob's Ladder' Remake | News Article". Fearnet. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  10. ^ "On the Set for 5/6/16: Taron Egerton Starts 'Kingsman' Sequel, Hugh Jackman Begins on 'Wolverine 3', Rooney Mara & Robert Redford Finish 'The Discovery'". SSN Insider. 2016-05-06. Archived from the original on 2016-05-08. Retrieved 2016-12-13.

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