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Flatliners: Ellen Page is in talks to star in a new version of Flatliners. The 1990 original starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon as medical students who engage in dangerous experiments as they attempt to learn about the afterlife. Niels Arden Oplev (the original Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) will direct. [Variety] Okja: Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano (who appeared together in Prisoners, above), as well as Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are in various stages of discussion to join Tilda Swinton in Okja, described as a "multilingual monster movie" from Korean director Boon Joon-ho. The director's credits include action-thriller Snowpiercer as well as the monster movie The Host; the new project will reportedly...
- Peter Martin
A Flatliners remake is apparently in the works over at Sony Pictures, and the studio is apparently in talks with Ellen Page to star. Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct the film for the studio, based on a screenplay by Source Code scribe Ben Ripley.
There’s not a lot of information about the planned remake, but let’s take a look back at the original. Do you remember this?
Here’s a recap of the plot.
At University Hospital School of Medicine, a group of ambitious medical students are about to die… and live to tell about it. »
- Paul Heath
The film focused on a group of medical students who discover a way of entering the afterlife and attempt to resurrect themselves.
Watch a trailer for Flatliners below: »
The original film centered around a group of medical students who had the ability to travel into the afterworld to try to find meaning in their own lives, before having to be resuscitated in the nick of time before dying. Before long however, their experiments start to go south.
- Scott J. Davis
Ellen Page is in talks to star in the reboot of 'Flatliners.' The 'Juno' star, 28, is being lined up to take on the lead role in the remake of the '90s original sci-fi film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, following two years of drafting, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ben Ripely has penned the updated script, which will no doubt see more modern science woven into the storyline as it follows a group of medical students who cause themselves surreal mental anguish with their near-death experiments. Niels Arden Oplev has been lined up to direct after he was linked »
As any regular visitor to our ever-evolving list of remakes and reboots will know, the 1990s is proving to be a veritable playground of inspiration. One of the decade's films on the hit list is Flatliners, Joel Schumacher's horror thriller abount a bunch of medical students who fiddle with the boundary between life and death. And because it was the 90s, it featured a who's-who of the era's young stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts and William Baldwin were among them.
The last time we heard about the remake, it had the core team of Ben Ripley (Source Code) as its wordsmith alongside Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie adaptation. Since then, the project's been rather quiet - that is, »
Flatliners: Ellen Page is in talks to star in a new version of Flatliners. The 1990 original starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon as medical students who engage in dangerous experiments as they attempt to learn about the afterlife. Niels Arden Oplev (the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct. [Variety] Okja: Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano (who appeared together in Prisoners, above), as well as Kelly Macdonald and Bill...
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A remake of Joel Schumacher's 1990 sci-fi/horror Flatliners has been in the cards for a while, but you'd be forgiven if you'd completely forgotten about that because I sure did. The original film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kevin Bacon revolved around "a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The Peter Filardi scripted original centered on five medical students - Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt - who bring subject themselves to near-death experiences in order to see if anything lies beyond.
After being revived they soon find themselves struggling to determine fantasy from reality as physical manifestations of childhood sins revisit them.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Ellen Page is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller “Flatliners,” an individual with knowledge of project told TheWrap Monday. Julia Roberts starred in the original, as well as Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, about a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find the meaning in their own lives. Niels Arden Oplev is on board to direct with a screenplay by Ben Ripley. David Blackman and Laurence Mark are set to produce. Also Read: 'Freeheld' Review: Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Star in True Tale of »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
As the X-movies’ Kitty Pride, Ellen Page can run through walls and send others’ consciousness through time. Now, it appears she’s ready to dabble in the afterlife, as the actress is in talks to star in the long-developing reboot of 1990s sci-fi thriller Flatliners.If you're unfamiliar with the original, it starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, and involved medical students causing themselves all kinds of surreal mental anguish with their ill-advised near-death experiments. Source Code’s Ben Ripley has written the most recent draft of the script, which will likely update the story to include more modern science. And probably less neon, but then the original was a Joel Schumacher film. Dead Man Down’s Niels Arden Oplev was attached to direct in 2013, and Sony has been trying to bring this one to life since at least 2011. It appears to be in a state of limbo, »
Sick of hearing about remakes coming to TV? Well, never fear, as Hollywood is still bringing them to the big screen as well!
The latest is Flatliners, a remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. It revolved around a group of medical students who journeyed into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before being resuscitated in the nick of time. Of course, things go horribly wrong.
It’s a cool premise, to be sure, and one which has a lot of potential if handled properly. There are also a long list of other reasons to be excited about this one, too, including the fact that the director of the original Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, is set to take the helm, with Ben Ripley (Source Code) writing the script.
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, »
- Josh Wilding
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.
Page has been busy promoting her drama “Freeheld,” which opened in limited release last weekend, in which she stars opposite Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. Page also produced the gay rights drama. Her movie “Into the Forest,” co-starring Evan Rachel Wood, also recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was acquired by A »
- Justin Kroll
1990’s Tremors was a hit with audiences and was one of the first horror comedies that really took off and appealed to its viewers, offering up likable characters, great special fx, and villainous mega-sized worms called “Graboids” that would instantly become horror favorites. The film, which starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, was about two down on their luck handymen wanting to get out of a nowhere town, just to stuck there when giant creatures threatened the town’s residents, was able to instantly become a fan favorite. It spawned many sequels (Bacon would not return for any, but Ward came back for one, and series regular Michael Gross (Family Ties)’s Burt Gummer would become the one constant in the franchise and eventual TV series. While the sequels would fail to capture the magic of the first film, they were entertaining little straight to video entries that were big with cult audiences. »
- Jerry Smith
Jon Watts’ next job is no secret – he’ll be directing the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man reboot, for Marvel Studios and Sony. They signed him up off the strength of his last film – his second feature, Cop Car.
Cop Car is something of a hybrid between a road comedy and a crime thriller, where Kevin Bacon stars as a crooked cop on the hunt for the two young runaways that have taken a joyride in his eponymous vehicle.
Ahead of Cop Car’s disc release in the UK (and it's available on demand now), we chatted to Jon Watts on the phone about the film, his directorial debut (the underrated 2014 horror flick, Clown) and the comic book inspirations behind his next project…
So, we’re here to talk about Cop Car – which you wrote and directed. »
From what I hear, space is kind of a hostile place. I wouldn.t know, I.ve not actually been. From what the movies have taught me though, I can tell that I would die almost instantly if I ever did go. But, if I did find myself on the cusp of death up in outer orbit, how would I survive? Luckily, a handy video has now been created to walk me through any such predicament. Thanks to the good folks over at Fandango for creating the above clip. It.s just convinced me to immediately sign up to become on astronaut for Nasa. So if I die, it.s on their heads. But, what did we actually learn from the video? Well, three things actually. First of which is when you are in space, technology is always going to break. As Kevin Bacon found out rather dramatically in Apollo 13, »
A full course meal always tastes better while watching Friday the 13th, am I right? The 1980 slasher film will be shown at Nitehawk Cinema with dinner provided by The Meat Hook. Also in this round-up: mid-season marathon details for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 and the New York City premiere of Old 37.
"Ticket Price: $75
Age Policy: 21 and Up
A killer’s on the loose at Nitehawk Cinema and he’s serving up a multi-course dinner of fresh meat from The Meat Hook for a special Film Feast presentation of Friday The 13th.
Things don’t go so well for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake as the new counselors are stalked and slashed…but by whom? As the »
- Tamika Jones
Exclusive: Melinda Page Hamilton, best known as the wife of the real Don Draper who befriends Jon Hamm’s identity thief in Mad Men, has been cast as the female lead opposite Kevin Bacon in Hartford Stage’s world premiere production of Rear Window. Playwright Keith Reddin’s adaptation is based on the Cornell Wollrich short story (about a man confined to his New York apartment who believes he’s witnessed a murder), which also served as the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954… »
No critic is infallible. It’s an open secret that few of them will admit, but would be remiss to deny. As valuable a resource as the informed film critic can provide when appraising a motion picture, we’re prone to the same random prejudices and peccadillos as anyone else. Sure, professionalism dictates that we diligently strive to check them at the door, but few of even the very best films are recognized as classics on first sight, and any number of random factors – including real-life experience – can skew our perception as we weigh the many factors that lead to a film’s ultimate success or failure.
Citizen Kane (1941), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Blade Runner (1982) were all panned by critics upon initial release, yet today they’re rightfully considered classics. So what stuck in Pauline Kael’s craw when she turned up her nose at The Graduate, and who »
- Jason Buchanan
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