Flatliners Remake Has Casting Update
Flatliners Niels Arden Oplev’s Remake
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Release Date: TBA, 2017
The Flatliners remake production is currently filming, and the cast is really shaping up. It’s been over 20 years when Joel Schumacher brought us Flatliners (1990), originally written by Peter Filardi.
Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.
The new Flatliners adaptation team is director Niels Arden Oplev, and writers Ben Ripley and Stephen Susco. The casting lineup is very exciting, with a star reappearance from the original cast, as well as some new additions.
Kiefer Sutherland, original cast member
This cast, I’d have to say, is very impressive in regards to the original gang, which included Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, alongside Sutherland. I feel that this new cast will represent their roles quite well.
I am excited, not only for the return of Kiefer Sutherland but for Ellen Page as well. Ever since her outstanding roles in Hard Candy and Inception, I’ve been a big fan of hers. I feel that she’s evolved for her age, and her talent is amazing.
Kiefer Sutherland has been a favorite of mine since The Lost Boys. I think this goes for the majority when I say that his performance in that movie was timeless, and will always be remembered in the Horror cinema industry. He’s a universal character. There’s not much he can’t do, and he adapts to every character well.
Flatliners is currently filming. A release date has not yet been announced.