Skip to main content

Death takes a bow in the first trailer for the 'Flatliners' remake

FLATLINERS - Official Trailer (HD)
It’s been almost a year since the last update on Sony Pictures’ remake of Flatliners, the 1990 thriller that followed a group of medical students on a mission to discover what happens after death. The latest news regarding the project is a pretty big, though, as it offers up the film’s very first trailer.

Featuring the tagline “You haven’t lived until you’ve died,” the trailer indicates that the remake will hew close to the source material, but with a more modern setting and some new twists on the terrifying experiences awaiting its characters.

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original, Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the film follows in the footsteps of the original with an impressive ensemble cast led by Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (JunoInception). Page is joined by Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Kiersey Clemens (Dope), and James Norton (Happy Valley).

The script for the remake was penned by Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley, and the story once again chronicles the experiences of five medical students staging a dangerous experiment in which they’re repeatedly brought back from death after having their hearts stopped. Hoping to gain some insight into what happens after we die, the students soon learn that blurring the boundary between life and death can have dark, deadly consequences and force them to face the sins of their pasts.

The original Flatliners was directed by Joel Schumacher (St. Elmo’s FireThe Lost Boys) and featured an all-star cast, with Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon playing the film’s medical students. The film’s script was penned by Peter Filardi (The Craft), and it earned more than $61 million during its initial theatrical run.

The remake of Flatliners is scheduled to hit theaters September 29.

Editors' Recommendations

Rick Marshall
A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering local and national news, arts and entertainment, and…
Paul chases his destiny in the first trailer for Dune: Part Two
Timothée Chalamet in Dune: Part Two.

In 2021, the first Dune was a rare pandemic-era film that wasn't hampered by being simultaneously released in theaters and on HBO Max. However, the sequel, Dune: Part Two, is going to have a theatrical exclusive release, and a much bigger scale if the new trailer is any indication. Throughout the first film, the inhabitants of Dune/Arrakis openly believed that Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) would be the one who united them. Now comes the hard part, as Paul has to live up to those predictions and become the great leader that the Fremen need.

Dune: Part Two | Official Trailer

Read more
Gran Turismo trailer depicts video game expert aspiring to be race car driver
A man sits behind the steering wheel in Gran Turismo.

Sony has released its first trailer for Gran Turismo, the live-action film based on the beloved racing video game series from PlayStation Productions.

For those video game players who think they could step behind the wheel of an actual race car, Gran Turismo provides a glimmer of hope thanks to one special gamer. Archie Madekwe (Midsommar) stars as Jann Mardenborough, a skilled Gran Turismo player who aspires to become a professional race car driver. Jann is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when Danny Moore (Lord of the Rings' Orlando Bloom) offers the best Gran Turismo players in the world a chance to compete as a professional racer.

Read more
The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes gets first trailer
A boy looks into the eyes of a girl alongside a fence in The Hunger Games prequel.

Head back to Panem and discover the origins of a young Coriolanus Snow (Billy the Kid's Tom Blyth), decades before he would rule as the oppressive president of the nation, in the first trailer for the prequel film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins.

Set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, the film follows an 18-year-old Snow, who is looking for a purpose as he tries to restore relevancy to his disgraced family in the Capitol. Ahead of the 10th Annual Hunger Games, Snow is assigned to mentor the female tribute from District 12, Lucy Gray Baird (West Side Story's Rachel Zegler). As Hunger Games co-creator Casca Highbottom (Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage) tells Snow in the trailer, a mentor's job is to "turn these children into spectacles, not survivors." During the reaping ceremony, Baird boldly sings and curtsies to the crowd, reminding fans of another defiant District 12 tribute, Katniss Everdeen, who would unite the nation years later.

Read more