I guess it really is true that eventually every movie will be remade if you just wait long enough. Variety reports that New Line has struck a deal with producer Alison Rosenzweig to remake the 1990 Adrian Lyne thriller Jacob's Ladder. Inspired by the short story by Ambrose Bierce called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (a title that will probably ring a bell if you watch a lot of LOST), the film originally starred Tim Robbins as a New York postal worker, haunted by his tour of duty in Vietnam and starting to lose his grip on reality. I won't go into any more detail than that since the film is a bit of a brain-buster to begin with and I wouldn't want to give anything away for anyone who hasn't seen it. Reviews at the time varied from describing Lyne as a "magician pulling a sleazy trick" to calling the film "an unforgettable cinematic experience" and over the years the movie has come to be considered a cult classic.

So far, it doesn't look like the project is a big priority, since news of the remake was buried in an article about the crime thriller Transit, and there has been no mention of a studio making an offer. To be honest, the original film didn't really 'wow' me, but I think I might be in the minority with that opinion. With news of the remake starting to hit the net, the debate over the necessity of a remake is already happening on message boards. I wouldn't worry though -- it looks like it could be a long time before Rosenzweig and company get a chance at performing a "sleazy trick" of their own.
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