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.
Ellen is back from New York and she’s in Toronto on set of her next film, Flatliners.
Photos have been coming through and we now have 30 so far in our gallery! Check them out! (:
Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev are coming home to Canada this summer to breathe new life into the 1990 sci-fi drama Flatliners.
Cameras are scheduled to roll on the reboot in Toronto from July 11 to the end of August with Page and Dobrev starring opposite Mexican actor Diego Luna.
Also starring in the remake is James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemons (Transparent).
Flatliners, which follows a group of medical students caught up in near-death experiments that go wrong, will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Swedish adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
First things first today! We have a copy of Off Camera Issue #39 (October 2015) featuring absolutely gorgeous photos of Ellen Page in there, along with a good read. Go have a look in our photo gallery! The magazine is 16 pages and you can purchase your own copy here for $5.95!
Now on to the videos! Hit play to start the playlist. Interviews & clips from Conan, The Talk + more from Off Camera with Sam Jones.
Ellen Page in Talks to Star in ‘Flatliners’ Remake (Variety)
Ellen Page is in talks to star in a reboot of the 1990 sci-fi thriller “Flatliners” for Sony. Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” is on board to helm from a screenplay by Ben Ripley. David Blackman and Laurence Mark are producing.
The original, which was toplined by Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, revolves around a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before being resuscitated in the nick of time. As expected, the experiments soon go awry.
And on the last note; we’ll leave you with this new cute little clip from Freeheld! Courtesy of the official Twitter.
— Freeheld Movie (@freeheldmovie) October 7, 2015