I’ll never forget the first time I watched Flatliners, dumbfounded by the stupidity of Julia Roberts’ character leaving her bra on during a crucial scene. Now that word has come of a remake of the film to be written by Source Code scribe Ben Ripley, we can only hope the new version doesn’t follow the same silly path.
In any event, per Deadline Sony has hired Ripley to write a contemporary reimagining of Flatliners, the 1990 Joel Schumacher thriller about medical students who dabble too far into near-death experiments that starred then-emerging actors like Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, and William Baldwin along with Kevin Bacon. Maybe Sony thinks a redo can launch a few more young careers in the same manner?
Laurence Mark is set to produce, likely with Further Films, for Columbia Pictures. David Blackman is overseeing for Laurence Mark Productions.
Relive your memories of the original via the trailer below, and keep it here for more details as they come.
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