Looks like we should be catching up on the original 1990’s Flatliners! Keifer Sutherland dishes some info…
It turns out Sony Pictures’ “Flatliners” isn’t a remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller but instead a sequel.
That clarification comes from Kiefer Sutherland, who reveals he isn’t playing just any “seasoned doctor,” but rather reprising his role from the original film.
“I play a professor at the medical university,” he told Metro. “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.”
Directed by Joel Schumacher, 1990’s “Flatliners” starred Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt as medical students who conduct experiments on each other to produce near-death experiences in order to learn about the afterlife. Naturally, those experiments go horribly awry.
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) from a script by Ben Ripley (“Source Code”), the new film also features Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemens.