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Well, here's a remake we forgot about. Way back in the summer of 2011, Sony tapped "Source Code" writer Ben Ripley to pen their remake of the 1990 horror flick "Flatliners," which the studio has been developing since as far back as 2008 when it was conceived as a TV series, with Michael Douglas once mooted to star. Since then things have been quiet, but there may be some movement once again. Bloody Disgusting reports that Niels Arden Oplev, the helmer behind the Swedish-language "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" starring Noomi Rapace, is now attached to direct the remake. The original film starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, and centered on a bunch of med students who try to explore the afterlife by killing and reviving each other, only to be haunted by what they've seen. And given Oplev's penchant for dark material, he's a pretty »


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