While previously under the impression that Flatliners would be a remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 psychological horror flick, it’s been announced that Kiefer Sutherland will be returning to reprise his role as Dr. Nelson Wright making it a direct sequel. While noticeably absent from this first official trailer, we get a glimpse of Ellen Page and Diego Luna as they, along with three other medical students, experiment with stopping their hearts in order to glimpse the afterlife.
Flatliners is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the man behind 2009’s phenomenal Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Check out the plot synopsis and official trailer below.
In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
Flatliners will be released on September 29, 2017.