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Julia Roberts made headlines Friday when she walked the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes film festival barefoot. But if you're a fan of Roberts, you'll know it's not the first time the 48-year-old actress has rocked the barefoot look. Here are some of the most memorable times Roberts has chucked her footwear: On her auditionsLest you think that Julia Roberts' barefoot look is a style the superstar celebrity has adopted after finding fame, look to Joel Schumacher to set you straight. The director cast a virtually unknown Roberts in one of her first roles, 1990's Flatliners, and recounted Roberts' »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
Norton is the latest actor to join the cast after Bad Neighbours 2 star Kiersey Clemmons was recently added to the ensemble earlier this month. Both join the already cast Ellen Page (Inception), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries).
The original film, released in 1990 and directed by Joel Schumacher (Falling Down, Batman Forever), starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin as a group of medical students “who conduct near-death experiments to explore the afterlife to disastrous consequences.”
Flatliners is set for release »
- Scott J. Davis
Our series on remakes continues with a movie which is ironic because it’s about a man who can’t be seen but in reality, it’s actually the movie which shouldn’t be seen. This week, Cinelinx looks at The Hollow Man (2000).
The Hollow Man is a modern reimaging of the oft-copied Invisible Man story, first brought to the screen by Universal Studios in 1933. The story is based on H. G. Wells' famous science fiction novel “The Invisible Man”, published in 1897, which told the tale of a scientist who develops an invisibility serum and uses himself as a test subject, becoming both invisible and dangerously insane.
The 1933 classic The Invisible Man, which was part of Universal Studios cluster of successful horror film franchises, was directed by James Whale, who also directed Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. The 1933 version has an impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was selected »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
The original movie followed a group of medical students who experimented with “near death” experiences that involved past tragedies until the dark consequences began to jeopardize their lives.
Clemons will play a young medical student struggling to endure both the rigors of her workload and the overbearing mother with whom she still lives. Sony declined to comment.
In addition to her breakout performance in the Sundance standout “Dope,” the young thesp appears as Bianca on the award-winning Amazon series “Transparent.” Clemons will next be seen in “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” opposite Seth Rogen, »
- Justin Kroll
An adaptation of the Jeannette Walls memoir the story centers on a successful young woman raised by severely dysfunctional parents who struggles to understand her childhood when her parents, unexpectedly, move to New York to be near her. [Source: Deadline]
James Badge Dale is in talks to join Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in an untitled firefighter action movie for Black Label Media that Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy," "Oblivion") will direct. Badge Dale will play one of the firefighters.
The story follows the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters that faced one of the deadliest wildfires in history in order to save an Arizona town, resulting in the tragic death of ninteen crew members. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
The Flatliners remake may be getting a little bite.
Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev is in talks to join Ellen Page and Diego Luna in the Sci-Fi medical thriller, playing Marlo, a Type A overachiever, according to Deadline. Since leaving Tvd, the Canadian actress has finished the comedy Crash Pad with Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church, and xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, the latest xXx installment with Vin Diesel, Toni Collette, and Samuel L. Jackson as well as appearing in last year’s horror-comedy gem The Final Girls.
Based on the 1990 hit starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, the remake has snagged Denmark’s Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) to direct.
Page, Luna, and Dobrev will play med students experimenting with near-death experiences. With as many times as she died and came back on Tvd, »
- Harker Jones
A remake of Joel Schumacher's 1990 sci-fi/horror Flatliners has been in the cards for a while, but it's only been in the last few months that the poject has begun assembling its cast. 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... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Just over a year ago, Nina Dobrev announced she would be leaving her hit series The Vampire Diaries to pursue more work on the big screen. Earlier this year, she landed a role in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage alongside Vin Diesel, and now the actress is eyeing her follow-up to that project. Today we have a new report that the actress is in talks to join Sony Pictures' remake of the 1990 sci-fi classic Flatliners.
Ellen Page and Diego Luna are already on board to star, although nothing is known about the characters they're playing. Deadline reveals that Nina Dobrev is portraying Marlo, an overachieving student who is at the top of her class. The original film followed a group of medical students and close friends who conduct experiments with near death experiences. Each one of them has their heart stopped before being revived instantly, which causes them to »
Kiefer Sutherland will bring his rich, soulful vocals and guitar licks to venues across the country beginning April 14. He'll perform for audiences with a set list that includes cuts from his folk-tinged album, Down In A Hole, set for release this summer. Kiefer Sutherland, known for his starring role on the Fox series 24, will bring his debut tour as a musician to 26 venues across the country beginning April 14. More dates will be added.
A professional actor his entire adult life, Sutherland starred in movies like Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, Young Guns, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, A Time to Kill, Dark City, Melancholia. Most recently, he starred for the first time with his father Donald Sutherland in a western called Forsaken. And he appears in the upcoming ABC series Designated Survivor.
Unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the »
Having finished his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Wrap is reporting that Diego Luna is in talks for the lead role in the upcoming remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners, where he would star alongside Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
The new film is being directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) from a script by Ben Ripley (Source Code), with Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas producing. Production is slated to get underway in July.
Directed by Joel Schumacher, the original Flatliners followed a group of medical students experimenting with near death experiences and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon.
- Gary Collinson
Future Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luna has joined the cast of the Flatliners remake. Ellen Page is already heading up the reimagining of the 1990 Kiefer Sutherland/ Julia Roberts movie, which revolved around a group of medical students who take each other to the brink of death.
If you can’t quite remember the original film’s story, here’s a recap.
At University Hospital School of Medicine, a group of ambitious medical students are about to die… and live to tell about it. Embarking on a daring and arrogant experiment, the five aim to push through the confines of life and touch the face of death.
- Paul Heath
Depending on how you feel about classic 90s movies being rebooted for a new generation, this may come as very great or very disappointing news. The Flatliners remake is officially moving forward. And it's found one of its two leading men. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luna is in talks to star opposite the previously announced Ellen Page.
Niels Arden Oplev, best known for the original Norwegian version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and his stateside debut Dead Man Down, is directing from a script by Ben Ripley. Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas are producing this remake. Sony has declined to comment about the casting. Diego Luna's reps did not respond.
The original Flatliners followed a group of medical students and close friends who conduct experiments with near death experiences. Their unorthodox extracurricular studies have very dark consequences. And the team soon find their own lives in danger. »
Diego Luna is having a good run right now. Not only is he set to star in Star Wars: Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards and coming out this December, but now he's in talks to star in a high profile remake. So what's being remade this time, you ask? The 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (who are following up on a scoop by The Wrap), the Mexican actor is in talks to star opposite Ellen Page in the film. It'll be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and work off of a screenplay by Ben Ripley (Source Code).
The original film starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon, and William Baldwin. It centered on a group of medical students who figure out how to visit the afterlife and come back. But, of course, there are always complications »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The story follows a group of medical students who experiment with 'near death' experiences that involve past tragedies, until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Elysium actor Diego Luna has been spending time in the galaxy far, far away shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but according to THR he’ll soon be changing things up and moving to the afterlife for Sony’s planned remake of popular ’90s horror drama, Flatliners.
The original film saw a team of medical students (Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt) voluntarily “die” in order to experience what happens on the other side, before being resuscitated just before things get a little too permanent. As you can imagine, things don’t go according to plan and the team experience nightmarish visions as the sins of their past come back to haunt them… »
- Mark Cassidy
Having wrapped “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Diego Luna is in negotiations to star opposite Ellen Page in Sony’s re-imagining of the 1990 sci-fi thriller “Flatliners,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Sony declined to comment, while representatives for Luna did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Niels Arden Oplev (“Mr. Robot,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) will direct from a script by Ben Ripley (“Source Code”). Laurence Mark (“I, Robot”) will produce with Michael Douglas. Production is slated to start in early July. Also Read: 'Star Wars: Rogue One' Logos Revealed? “Flatliners” follows a group of medical students who experiment with “near. »
- Jeff Sneider
Following in the footsteps of such previous career achievement honorees as Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas is being recognized “for the longevity of his career, the quality of his achievements, and his overall striving for excellence,” says Aarp’s Robert Love. “He’s also a great activist and well-known as an all-around good guy.”
Ironically, in a career spanning more than 50 years, the actor-producer and Oscar winner has enjoyed his biggest successes embodying bad guys, anti-heroes and jerks. And even a short list of his greatest hits — “Wall Street,” for which he won the lead actor Oscar, “Fatal Attraction,” “Basic Instinct,” “The War of the Roses” and “Disclosure” — reveals just how good he’s been at it.
The actor, who’s always had a gift for playing ethically challenged and morally ambiguous characters, fully inhabited the reptilian Gordon Gekko — his most iconic role, »
- Iain Blair
Once again, Warner Archive Collection rewards fan loyalty with the release of a much-beloved series – Forever: The Complete Series comes to DVD on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 via WBshop.com and popular online retailers.
Fresh off its single-season run on ABC in 2014-2015, Forever: The Complete Series includes all 22 episodes as well as additional never-before-seen deleted scenes from many of the episodes on a 5-disc DVD set. Creator and Executive Producer Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target, The 100) is thrilled the series will live on through its DVD release.
“We’re so proud of this series and the way it resonated with fans,” Miller says. “I’m excited for the fans that we’re not only able to release all 22 episodes on DVD, but include previously unseen footage. It’s another chance to breathe new life into the show for both devoted fans and new viewers.”
The series’ premise struck an »
- ComicMix Staff
Ellen Page had a scary moment while filming an episode of her Viceland series “Gaycation.” Page and her best friend Ian Daniel, who travel the world exploring gay life, come face-to-face with people like Ted Cruz, an opponent of gay equality, and a Brazilian police officer who boasts of killing gays. During a clip from the series, Page is seen standing with the man and asking Daniel, “I want to say I’m gay, do you think it’s safe?” Also Read: Ellen Page in Talks for Remake of Julia Roberts Thriller 'Flatliners' “Of course there’s a nervousness. »
- Linda Ge
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