Sony released another movie trailer for “Flatliners” this afternoon, the remake of the 1990 thriller is hitting theaters at the end of the month. The film follows five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond in the afterlife, as they embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. In the film the students are stopping their hearts for short periods of time, and each time the experiment triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. As their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side. As you can imagine, this does not end well overall.
The new version was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, working off a screenplay written by Ben Ripley. Older readers probably remember the 1990 version quite well, the film was a terrific success at the time, and that version was directed by Joel Schumacher. The 1990 film starred a young Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Julia Roberts. The original opened at number-one back in the day with just $10M, bumping “Ghost” off the top of the charts. The 2017 “Flatliners” also has an all-star cast, the film features Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. If you are a horror-thriller fan, “Flatliners” was one of seven films that we suggested fans of the genre see before Halloween this year. The list begins with this weekend’s “It” adaptation, and goes straight into the “Jigsaw” holiday. Thriller fans can watch the latest trailer below, thanks to an upload from Sony Pictures.
“Flatliners” will debut in theaters against the drama “American Made” starring Tom Cruise and Jesse Plemons, as well as the thriller “Til Death Do Us Part” starring Taye Diggs.
If you need to set a reminder, Sony will release “Flatliners” in theaters on September 22, 2017. Or you can watch the original for about $7 on Amazon to get you in the mood.