An often overlooked gem of the 1990s, Jacob's Ladder was focussed on the psychological trauma of a man returned from the Vietnam war, attempting to piece his past together whilst plagued by visions and flashbacks that alter his reality. It's a real trip - and influence behind terrifying video game series Silent Hill, if you needed any more reason to grasp just how unhinged it is.
Almost 30 years on then, director David M. Rosenthal is taking the project on to breathe new life into the old concept. Previously versed in romantic comedies and thrillers, it'll be interesting to see just how Rosenthal approaches the source material and changes it into homage rather than a straight up remake - something the producers are keen to keep in mind.
With Michael Ealy as the titular Jacob and a vague plot about two brothers at the heart of it, there's hope this ladder will climb somewhere good rather than causing any work accidents that aren't your fault.