In yet another long-delayed sequel to a cult favourite, the 1990 techno-thriller Flatliners is getting a hi-tech follow-up. The original starred Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland, but only the latter 24 hero returns in this modern update from Danish director Niels Arden Oplev ( The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Despite 27 years since the first one became a box office smash, the story remains more or less the same. The new cast of willing participants to Flatliners’ warped medical experiment include Ellen Page ( Juno), Nina Dobrev ( The Vampire Diaries) and Diego Luna ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
Five doctors attempt to discover what happens after a person dies, risking their lives to find out what is on the other side of death. As these guinea pigs grow increasingly brazen with their deadly tests, they discover that their brains are effectively being rewired, and they are also bringing back something sinister with them to the world of the living, and the barrier between the living and the dead begins to shift. The horrors found in
Flatliners promise to thrill fans of the original and to bring in new fans who won’t be familiar with the film’s death-defying stunts.
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