The Flatliners Remake – Everything You Need to Know
Last Updated: October 9th.
The Flatliners remake had been in the pipeline for a while but quickly built steam after securing a director and signing several cast members. The plot that has been released describes the Flatlines remake as medical students experimenting with near death experiences bringing back traumas from the past. Much like the original. However, after Kiefer Sutherland officially signed on he revealed:
‘I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character. I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film’ Metro.
Sutherland played Nelson Wright in the original Flatliners film and will reprise the role in the sequel. Although, it is unclear how the new movie will actually be a sequel. From the information currently available it sounds more like a mix between a remake and reboot.
Check out the complete Remake & Reboot list for 2016 & 2017.
The upcoming Flatliners remake or sequel will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Courtney, Nina Dobrev (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Marlo, James Norton (Happy Valley) as Jamie, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Sophia and Diego Luna (Elysium) as Ray. Charlotte McKinney (Doctor Foster) has also signed on, her character is TBA.
The Flatliners remake spent two months filming in Toronto and wrapped principal photography in the first week of September (updated 9th Oct). James Norton, Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev were photographed filming scenes in the snow.
Flatliners 2017 is currently in post-production (as of October 4th via IMDB) and is expected to be released on the 29th of September, 2017. (originally 18th august release was pushed back, updated 4th November).
The trailer has not yet been released. Stay tuned for updates.