Flatliners reboot to be filmed at former Oakville hospital
OAKVILLE — Sony Pictures has been given the green light to film some scenes of its reboot of the 1990 film “Flatliners” at the former Oakville hospital on Reynolds Street.
Oakville council voted Monday to approve a licence agreement between the town and Toronto public relations service Arcaders Productions Ltd.
The agreement will give filmmakers access to the site at 327 Reynolds St., from Aug. 10-24, for film production.
Town staff said only interior locations in the former hospital will be used in filming sequences.
Niels Arden Oplev directs the sci-fi/horror movie, which stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemens and Kiefer Sutherland (who starred in the original “Flatliners”).
It is being produced by Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas. It is unclear which actors will be present for the Oakville scenes.
In the original film, medical students experimented with neardeath experiences in an effort to learn about the afterlife, leading to terrible consequences. The movie is expected to hit movie theatres in August 2017.
The former hospital is scheduled for demolition in early 2017, a process that is expected to take eight to 12 months.
The town is looking at the location as the potential site of a community centre, park and, possibly, housing, although nothing has been decided.
When asked at the council meeting if the hospital scenes would involve gunfire, explosions, fire or any other loud special effects, economic-development director Dorothy St. George said she wasn’t aware of any such plans.