Sony Pictures is bringing back the thriller ‘Flatliners,’ and the studio released a first-look trailer for the remake earlier this morning. The new thriller is equipped with an all-star cast, and will hit theaters later this fall.
In “Flatliners,” five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
This new installment was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, working off the original story written by Peter Filardi. The screenplay for this film was written by Ben Ripley. “Flatliners” has quite the cast, featuring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Thriller fans can get a first-look at the film below, thanks to an early morning upload from the studio.
Depending on your age, or your preferences for old thriller films, you might have seen the original back in 1990. That installment was directed by Joel Schumacher, and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Julia Roberts. The original film did very well back in 1990, grossing over $61M domestically in theaters at what was the height of all things Kevin Bacon (Footloose did just open a few years before the original hit theaters). The film opened to the number-one spot on the domestic box-office charts in 1990, and did very well on the home box-office charts as well.
The new “Flatliners” will open against the crime-thriller “American Made,” the drama “Samson,” and the limited-release of “Super Dark Times”. The film will hope to capitalize on the YA crowd going into the fall, and will open one-week after the thriller “Friend Request”.
Thriller fans can catch Flatliners in theaters on September 29, 2017.