“Almost Human” alum Michael Ealy is set to star in the long-rumored reboot of “Jacob’s Ladder,” the influential 1990 psychological horror film.
Variety reports that David Rosenthal, who directed Ealy in last year’s “The Perfect Guy,” is attached to helm the LD Entertainment feature.
Directed by Adrian Lyne from a script by Bruce Joel Rubin, the original starred Tim Robbins as a troubled Vietnam veteran whose experiences before and during the war continue to haunt him in flashbacks and hallucinations. While only moderately successful in its box-office release, “Jacob’s Ladder” earned a cult following, and has been cited as an influence on such works as the “Silent Hill” video game and film franchises, and the television series “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
The reboot, written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”), is described simply as “a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers.”