Well, I’m not going to say much about this as it looks like shite. Check out the trailer, poster, and a few scenes below. Can we say boxofficebomb?
In an interview with Fandango, producer Michael Douglas says:
We viewed the original movie as a jumping-off point – and are now telling a re-imagined story with new characters. We have learned more and more about the world, and science keeps answering so many questions and taking us to so many previously unexplored places – but still no one knows what happens after we die. That’s a question we’ll be asking ourselves forever.
Fandango also spoke to actress Nina Dobrev, who spoke about preparing for the film:
We went through three weeks of medical training with real medical technicians, and learned about defibrillators, and how to resuscitate people. What those steps are. It was really informative. I don’t want to sound cocky and say that I could bring someone back to life in real life, but I could definitely now keep them alive long enough until the real professionals came to save the day.
She also commented on Sutherland’s role in this new version, saying that he now plays a professor who acts as a mentor, and it’s not a reprising of his role in the 1990 film.
Flatliners is set to premiere September 29th
My take: no Kiefer in any real role, slick production values typical of these lower budget horror films, and Ellen Page, a annoying little lesbian who manages to ruin whatever film she appears in. I think I’ll happily pass.