The ‘Flatliners’ remake now has an official release date

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Updated on July 12, 2016 to add information on confirmed release date.

The remake of Flatliners has been scheduled for release August 18, 2017, by Sony Pictures. The film is the first movie to claim that release date in 2017, and is currently filming in Toronto.

The upcoming remake of 1990’s Flatliners has convinced one of the film’s original stars to cross over to the new version of the popular thriller, which hits theaters in August 2017.

Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly finalizing a deal to appear in the remake of Flatliners from Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the foreign-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The 24 star was one of the primary cast members in the original film directed by Joel Schumacher.

According to Deadline, Sutherland will play a “seasoned doctor” in the film, which isn’t being envisioned as a sequel to its 1990 predecessor, so he won’t be reprising his role from the original film.

Schumacher’s 1990 thriller was penned by Peter Filardi (The Craft) and followed a group of medical students who begin experimenting with near-death experiences, only to discover that the closer they get to death, the more they must confront the sins of their past. The film was an ensemble project of sorts, with Sutherland joined by Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon in the cast.

The remake of Flatliners also looks to be an ensemble project, featuring a cast that (so far) includes Oscar nominee Ellen Page (Juno), Diego Luna (Milk), and Nina Dobrev (the Vampire Diaries), as well as James Norton (Rush) and Kiersey Clemens (Dope). The film’s script was penned by Source Code writer Ben Ripley.

Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas, who produced the original movie, will serve as producers on the remake.

The Flatliners remake will hit theaters August 18, 2017.

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