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According to the official press release for director Christopher Ray’s Minutes to Midnight, veteran actor William Baldwin makes his genre debut in the flick. However, it would appear that the promotional team completely forgot about Flatliners and Red Rover, both… Continue Reading →
- Todd Rigney
Ellen Page is currently holding discussions to star in a remake of Flatliners, the cult 1990s sci-fi thriller that starred Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, and Kiefer Sutherland. But rather than being another meager rehash of a much loved film, which has simply been made to cash-in on its success, the new Flatliners has got some pretty impressive talent involved behind the camera too. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as well as the always charming and watchable Ellen Page, Niels Arden Oplev is already onboard to direct, while Ben Ripley has been hard at work on the screenplay. More of them later though, because for those of you that don’t know Flatliners was a 1990 film, directed by Joel Schumacher, which revolves around five medical students who try to find out what lies beyond death. They produce experiments that allow them to experience near-death, which takes them to the »
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
It's too easy to make puns about a reboot titled "Flatliners," so I'll avoid them. However, the project has been in the works for a few years (and at one time was envisioned as a possible TV series), but it looks like things are starting come together for this one that's being electroshocked back to life (sorry, couldn't help it). Ellen Page is the first actor to come aboard the movie. Niels Arden Oplev ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") will direct the film that has a script from Ben Ripley ("Source Code") about med students who kill and revive each other all in the name of research only to discover, as you would, that there are chilling consequences to playing God. Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, starred in the original 1990 flick, but there's no word yet on who will join Page. If the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ellen Page may be this generation’s Julia Roberts. The Freeheld star could lead a remake of Roberts’ 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners, about a group of medical students who experiment with near-death experiences. (Because what could possibly go wrong?) Niels Arden Oplev, of the Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, is directing. Learn all about the […]
- Angie Han
Not having quite plundered all of the 80s for every possible remake, Hollywood is now starting to eviscerate the 90s. The latest quasi-classic to get the reboot treatment is Flatliners, which came out just on the cusp of the 1990's emerging into their own as a viable landscape for cinema. The original film contains elements from both eras, making it unique in the sci-fi horror genre. At this time, it's not known how the storyline will be skewered or altered, if at all.
Ellen Page is in talks to headline this version of Flatliners. It isn't known if she will play the role of Dr. Rachel Mannus, originated by Julia Roberts. It's possible that this version could introduce a whole new set of characters. The rest of the ensemble cast from the original included some heavy hitters from that time period, including Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. »
Whether they’re on the small screen or the big one, it’s impossible to escape remakes these days. The latest to join the ever growing list is Flatliners, though a new take on the 1990 Joel Schumacher helmed movie has been in the works for a fair few years now to be fair. Regardless, it’s been
- Josh Wilding
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
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
Though you may not know the name Peter Filardi, you’ve surely seen his work. Filardi is the screenwriter responsible for ’90s gems like Flatliners and The Craft, and he returns after nearly a decade with a horror movie that’s just… Continue Reading →
The post DreamWorks Thriller Magicus Will Channel the Retro Spirit of Amblin appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
The pic will be a supernatural family thriller in the spirit of an Amblin film about a hard-working single mother and daughter who stumble into a suburban war of witches.
Dreamworks exec Mia Maniscalco is overseeing for the studio.
Filardi’s past credits have held strong over the years, so much so that “Flatliners” and “The Craft” are currently getting the reboot treatment — Sony is developing a “Flatliners” remake with Niels Arden Oplev helming, and Red Wagon is currently developing a new version of “The Craft.”
He is repped by Amy Schiffman from Ipg, Cindy Mintz at Kaplan Stahler and attorney is George Tobia at Burns & Levinson.
- Justin Kroll
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