Official Trailer for New 'Jacob's Ladder' Remake Starring Michael Ealy

July 1, 2019
Source: YouTube

Jacob's Ladder Trailer

"I'm hearing things, I'm seeing things…" Vertical has unveiled the trailer for the Jacob's Ladder remake that has been in the works for a few years. This was pulled from the release schedule, but they've decided to drop it in August out of nowhere - which isn't a good sign. And once you see this trailer you'll know exactly why they're just dumping it before the fall movie season arrives. This is a remake of the 1990 horror film also titled Jacob's Ladder, and the title is a reference to a "biblical ladder to heaven, mentioned in Genesis 28:12." After returning from Afghanistan, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as his world and the people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. This stars Michael Ealy, with Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Joseph Sikora, Karla Souza, and Guy Burnet. This will probably be in a bargain bin by the end of the summer.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for David M. Rosenthal's new Jacob's Ladder, direct from YouTube:

Jacob's Ladder Poster

In a remake of 1990's Tim Robbins-starring horror-thriller Jacob's Ladder, a man named Jacob Singer is finally getting his life back together after the death of his brother in Afghanistan. He has a beautiful wife, a newborn child, and a successful career as a surgeon in a VA hospital. When a stranger approaches him and tells him that his brother is actually alive and living in an underground shelter with other homeless vets, Jacob's life starts to unravel. He begins hallucinating, starts to think he is being followed by violent attackers, and becomes paranoid about the truth of what really happened to his brother. Jacob's Ladder is directed by American filmmaker David M. Rosenthal, of See This Movie, Falling Up, Janie Jones, A Single Shot, The Perfect Guy, and How It Ends previously. The screenplay is written by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorpe; from a story by Jake Wade Wall and Jeff Buhler. Based on the original 1990 movie written by Bruce Joel Rubin. Vertical Ent will release the new Jacob's Ladder in theaters starting August 23rd, 2019.

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The original has been on my watchlist forever, gotta see it sometime. Definitely not gonna see this.

Efterklang on Jul 1, 2019


please DO! great performance by Tim Robbins, genuinely unsettling and off-kilter, you don't really understand where it's going til much later in the film. highly recommended. this? well, if the original didn't exist, then i might have more interest. but it does, and it still stands up to repeated viewing now, and so this is completely pointless.

son_et_lumiere on Jul 2, 2019


And you're sure that's air you're breathing?

DAVIDPD on Jul 1, 2019


It's been a while since I saw the first one. I'm not sure if I even remember it, but I remember that atmosphere was dark. I might rewatch the old before I decide to delve into this one...

shiboleth on Jul 1, 2019


Or just rewatch the previous version and avoid this one altogether? 😉

THE_RAW_ on Jul 4, 2019


Yeah, that might be the a way to do it. I'm in no rush for this. Besides, this looks like the film industry is remaking its history and it is also triying to include a lot of us in it. And I want to watch some new or old good stuff and not always the same. But anyway, thanks for the tip ...

shiboleth on Jul 4, 2019


Why in the name of all that is Holy in this life and the next would you remake Jacob's Ladder?? In my opinion it is a classic horror film that has an ending that is profoundly peaceful. The twist makes you rethink every single scene. Just a great movie. Hollywood really needs to get over this obsession with remaking every movie, and start to put some originals on the screen again.

Sharkman1963 on Jul 1, 2019


could not agree more. this remake is right up there in the 'what's the point?' category of film-making. looking at the film-maker's back-catalogue, is this another film remade solely to target a demographic that wouldn't have normally gone to see the original? cinemas should definitely do more re-releases.

son_et_lumiere on Jul 2, 2019


I'm not sure I ever considered Jacob's Ladder to be in the horror genre. Am I wrong here? If so, it sure wasn't a run of the mill horror film. It seemed to me, if I recall, that it was more classified as a Thriller/Mystery. I actually didn't care much for the film. I wanted to because it was a serious attempt at some serious themes. I remember seeing it at small screening here in L.A. at whatever studio I can't remember before it opened in theaters. Just didn't like it much. Did it do well? I can't even remember that either, but seem to think it barely made it's budget back. It was way back in like 1990, which is a long time ago to be remembering particulars about it...only, unfortunately, that I didn't much care for it. I most certainly will not waste my time with this re-make, even when it hits cable.

thespiritbo on Jul 1, 2019


I agree. It was more of a mystery thriller with horrific elements scattered throughout. I barely remember it and I think I need to revisit it again.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 4, 2019


Good luck. Got to be something to 'barely remember it' though, don't ya think?

thespiritbo on Jul 4, 2019


Yeah I thought about that too. lol

THE_RAW_ on Jul 5, 2019


Jacob’s Ladder is probably in my top 5 favorite films, so I was predisposed to hate this film the moment it was announced. That being said — while I don’t think this movie needs a remake in the slightest, I find it interesting that they’re playing remix artists with elements of the original instead of doing a shot-for-shot remake. The part I don’t think they’ll be able to get, though, is the feel of the original. That movie had such warmth and texture that is really absent in this footage shown here. While I expect a trailer to try to sell this movie as an edgy thriller with jump scares, I’m hopeful that the actual product will at least try to be as thoughtful and profound as its predecessor.

lewis on Jul 1, 2019


There are lots of concept that can be made with the horror genre so just stop remaking films especially if they're top-notch and cream-of-the-crop.

rbennet27 on Jul 2, 2019


The only thing this trailer did was inspire me to re-watch the original.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 4, 2019


I am in this movie. Interested to see it. Jacob and I meet in an alley about 3/4 of the way thru the movie...

Steve Bogna on Aug 25, 2019

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