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'Glengarry Glen Ross' & 'House Of Cards' Helmer James Foley Climbs On 'Jacob's Ladder' Homage/Remake

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 21, 2013 at 12:42PM

So, what's the difference between a remake and an homage? In this case, we're still not quite sure, but we'll have to see how closely the redo of Adrian Lyne's 1990 cult fave "Jacob's Ladder" sticks to the original. After all, it is using the same title ...
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Jacob's Ladder James Foley

So, what's the difference between a remake and an homage? In this case, we're still not quite sure, but we'll have to see how closely the redo of Adrian Lyne's 1990 cult fave "Jacob's Ladder" sticks to the original. After all, it is using the same title ...

Anyway, after first being announced this summer, the project has taken another step forward by hiring James Foley to direct. Wait, who? Well, he's best known for helming "Glengarry Glen Ross" and episodes of "House Of Cards," and in general, for dramatic and thriller work (like "Fear" starring Mark Wahlberg). So we guess he's a good choice here, even though he's not the most showy of filmmakers. 

While the original film starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran suffering from nightmarish hallucinations who loses his grip on reality as he tries to uncover the source of these visions, The Wrap says this version will feature "new situations and characters, though it will pose similar existential questions regarding life, death, reality and perception." The script is by "Midnight Meat Train" writer Jeff Buhler, and we suppose we're curious though still puzzled if they are taking everything in a new direction with different characters, why they still need to riff on the original title.

No word yet on when it might film but it seems things are continuing to push along.

This article is related to: Jacob's Ladder, James Foley


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