Jacob's Ladder remake has been rated R

I don't know if you're aware or not, but there is a remake of JACOB'S LADDER starring Jesse Williams (see above, CABIN IN THE WOODS) heading our way soon. We haven't seen so much as a poster or a teaser for the film, which is all set to hit theaters this January, but today we have word that the movie has scored an MPPA rating.

Thank God, if nothing else, it looks like this film will be keeping up the twisted horror as the MPAA has just slapped the remake with an R-rating for "language, some violence, sexuality and drug content." Actually, that doesn't sound like twisted horror at all. Urgh. Oh, well.

Again, not much is known about this upcoming remake at the time, so here's the synopsis of the original film:

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie (Elizabeth Peña), and ex-wife, Sarah (Patricia Kalember), try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis (Danny Aiello), fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

The original film was directed by Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION) from a screenplay written by Bruce Joel Rubin (GHOST) and this new film hails to us from director David M. Rosenthal (THE PERFECT GUY) and screenwriters Jeff Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, PET SEMATARY remake) and Sarah Thorp. The psychological horror remake stars Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Karla Souza and Guy Burnet.

We'll let you know as soon as a trailer and/or poster hit. Until then let us know what you think thus far below!

Source: MPAA



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