James Foley to tackle psychological horror-thriller…

Director James Foley (‘House of Cards,’ ‘Confidence,’ ‘Fear,’ ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’) has entered into negotiations to step behind the camera for “an homage” to the 1990 cult classic ‘Jacob’s Ladder,’ according to the guys over at TheWrap.

The original, directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Tim Robbins, centred on Jacob Singer, a Vietnam veteran living in New York City whose experiences both prior to and during the war have resulted in strange flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him in his everyday life.

As previously reported, the plan is to make a contemporary homage to the psychological horror-thriller classic, introducing new situations and characters, while posing similar existential questions regarding life, death, reality and perception. The script comes from Jeff Buhler (‘The Midnight Meat Train’), with an earlier draft by ‘When a Strange Calls’ scribe Jake Wade Wall.

Mickey Liddell and Jennifer Monroe of LD Entertainment are on board to produce alongside Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig.