FLATLINERS trailer & poster – Ellen Page, Diego Luna & Nina Dobrev headline a horror remake

FLATLINERS trailer & poster – Ellen Page, Diego Luna & Nina Dobrev headline a horror remake

These days even horror movies are out of original ideas, so we’re just getting more and more remakes (or in some cases sequels). Joel Schumacher’s FLATLINERS was a semi-successful thriller in 1990, showcasing hot names at the time like Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. The remake goes after some interesting names, including Ellen Page, Diego Luna (hot off ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY), and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), along with newer names like British actor James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemons (DOPE). At first I felt like this was just another unnecessary remake, but with Niels Arden Oplev (original THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) serving as director, and Ben Ripley (SOURCE CODE) handling the screenplay, I may have some unexpected interest to see what they pull off. The original movie had a sort of anti-bullying theme going in it, whereas this one looks more like pure horror. We’ll see this September, in the meantime tell us your thoughts in the comments.

In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

FLATLINERS opens September 29, 2017

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.