2016
07.08

kiefer-sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland is set to star in Sony Pictures’ remake¬† of director Joel Schumacher‚Äôs Flatliners, a 1990 sci-fi thriller about med-school students conducting near-death experiments to see what lies in the afterlife. Sutherland, who starred in the original, will play a seasoned doctor in the redo reports Deadline.

Niels Arden Oplevscribe (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2009) is at the helm, working off a script by Ben Ripley(The Source Code). Joining Sutherland are Ellen Page (Juno), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), James Norton (Rush), Kiersey Clemens (Neighbors 2), and Nina Dobrev (“Vampire Diaries”).

Despite its intriguing premise, Flatliners remains most notable for its impressive cast of then rising stars, including Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Produced for $26 million, the film grossed over $61 million domestically during its theatrical run.

Cameras roll on the remake this week in Toronto.

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