Kiefer Sutherland Commits to Appear in Flatliners Redux

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Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of Flatliners, but now that the inevitable remake is heading our way, maybe it’ll look better by comparison. Either way, one thing the latter film has going for it is today’s announcement that Kiefer Sutherland, one of the stars of the original, will be making an appearance!

Per Deadline, Sutherland’s deal is not completely closed, but he has committed to portraying a “seasoned doctor” in the new version, which stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemens.

Flatliners is being directed by Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TV’s “Mr. Robot”) from a script by Ben Ripley (Source Code). The movie is being produced by Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas (who also produced the original movie).

The original thriller, which co-starred Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, followed five medical students who decide to trigger near-death experiences by purposely stopping their hearts. However, as they delve into their work, the experiments become more and more dangerous and scary as they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of crossing a line to the other side.

We’ll find out soon enough how closely the reboot follows that one as the film goes into production in Toronto later this week.

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