You haven’t lived until you’ve died and later this year you will get that chance when Flatliners remake is released. It was the follow up movie to The Lost Boys, Joel Schumacher‘s cult psychological horror thriller that tried to understand what was in the ‘afterlife’. If Netflix‘s The Discovery frustrated your urge to seek answers, maybe the movie made dying, living, dying and living again might fill those gaps.
Ahead of it’ Autumn/Late Summer release Sony Pictures Releasing has released the movies first UK trailer, new director, new faces and one very familiar face…
In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by 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 – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
A lot of has changed since 1990, medical science has progressed, our views on life has changed too and we did mention there was a familiar face staring too. That’s Kiefer Sutherland (not in the trailer), who doesn’t seem to be reprising his role, he’s now a University professor and the new kid’s mentor. The movie does seem to keep close to the 1990 movie, hopefully, Niels Arden Oplev (the original The Girl The Dragon Tattoo) has put his stamp on the movie. Could the Afterlife sections become more ‘paranormal’, this could be both movies may differ, let’s hope this is a movie that original fans, as well as new fans, will enjoy.
Flatliners will star Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons and Kiefer Sutherland.The movie arrives in the UK, Irish and the U.S Cinemas from 29th September.