Jacob's Ladder remake

I haven’t seen the original Jacob’s Ladder, but as a long-time listener of the movie podcast How Did This Get Made, I feel like I know everything I need to about it. One of that show’s co-hosts, actor Jason Mantzoukas, seems to be constantly wondering if the terrible movies he and fellow hosts watch on the podcast are presenting “Jacob’s Ladder scenarios,” alluding to the twist ending of the 1990 psychological thriller that starred Tim Robbins.

Now it looks like Mantzoukas may have to start clarifying which version of the movie he’s talking about, because a Jacob’s Ladder remake is in the works – but a new report says it’s been delayed from its planned February 2019 release date. Read More »

The Prodigy trailer

Orion Pictures is often fondly remembered as the mid-size distributor that released four Oscar winners throughout the 1980s and ’90s (The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves, Amadeus, and Platoon) and tons of other great films ranging from RoboCop to The Terminator. But those rose-tinted reflections can overshadow the fact that the company also put out movies like Mac and Me and Johnny Be Good. Hey, not everything can be a winner. After going out of business in the late 1990s, Orion was resurrected in 2013 and has been steadily releasing movies you’ve never heard of ever since.

Now they’re kicking off 2019 with The Prodigy, a new horror film starring Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott, the kid who played Georgie in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Will this be a new classic or be doomed to the wasteland of bland horror movies? Check out the newest trailer below and judge for yourselves. Read More »

Pet Sematary remake cast

The Pet Sematary remake is currently in production, and the Stephen King adaptation just added two children to the cast. These are the Creed kids: Ellie Creed, who, like most Stephen King children, possesses psychic abilities; and Gage Creed, a toddler who wakes up from a dirt nap extra cranky.

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pet sematary remake cast

Amy Seimetz is the latest exciting actor to join the Pet Sematary remake cast. Seimetz will play Rachel Creed, wife of Dr. Louis Creed, played by Jason ClarkeKevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer helm the Stephen King adaptation.

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pet sematary remake screenwriter

Pet Sematary remake screenwriter Jeff Buhler offered an update on the upcoming Stephen King adaptation, and everything he said about the film sounds pretty darn exciting. As Buhler tells it, he and directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are setting out to make one of “the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever.”

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pet sematary remake cast

Perfect casting alert: John Lithgow has joined the Pet Sematary remake cast. Lithgow will play Jud Crandall, the kindly old man who introduces his new neighbor to an ancient burial ground that has the power to resurrect the dead.

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nightflyers series

After rumors floating around for the better part of a year and an excited blog update from George R.R. Martin himself, Syfy has officially picked up the Nightflyers series.

An adaptation of Martin’s 1980 “haunted starship” novella, Nightflyers has received the green light to begin production, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) penning and producting the series alongside showrunner Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist). The cast includes Boardwalk Empire star Gretchen Mol, The Night Shift‘s Eoin Macken, and more.

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reboot The Grudge

The Grudge has been around for a good while. It’s nearly at the fifteen-year anniversary mark. (If you count the very first short installment, actually, we’ve passed that milestone.) So now it’s evidently time to reboot The Grudge in the US.

Well before producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert recruited Takashi Shimizu to direct the first American Grudge installment, there were four in Japan. Shimizu directed all: two Ju-on films for television and two theatrical versions. (The first theatrical one was loosely remade as the first US film.)

Then there are additional sequels, a video game, and novel and manga adaptations. There are the two American films, also directed by Shimizu, and a little-seen third US film released in 2009. The series remains popular, so naturally efforts are now afoot to re-do the series for American audiences.

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‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake in the Works

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Figuring out how to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder is nothing new, but it seems like the United States is on the cusp of really figuring out how to deal with PTSD as soldiers return from war in Iraq and Afghanistan. With that in mind, a remake of Adrian Lyne’s psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder seems to be right on time.

The film is without a director at this point, but “something more akin to an homage” to the original is being planned now, with a new script commissioned for producers Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig (who were behind the Fright Night remake). Read More »

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