Kiefer Sutherland on for the Flatliners remake

Kiefer Sutherland at Zurich Festival

by James White |
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Kiefer Sutherland at Zurich Festival

Well, at least he knows something about the crazy science: though the reboot of 1990's thriller Flatliners has to this point been lining up a new cast that includes Ellen Page and Diego Luna, Deadline reports that one of the original actors will be popping by in some capacity. Kiefer Sutherland is that actor.

The 1990 film saw the likes of Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin as medical students causing themselves all kinds of surreal mental anguish with their ill-advised near-death experiments. Purposely stopping their hearts to discover what might be on the Other Side seems like a good idea, but they end up with some paranormal consequences and have to face their own dark pasts.

Quite how the new version – which Niels Arden Oplev is scheduled to start directing in the next couple of days – will tweak that story has yet to be revealed, but the cast including Page, Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemens (and, assuming he finds time in his schedule from new TV series Designated Survivor, Sutherland) are assembled. Source Code's Ben Ripley wrote the script and the movie should be out next year.

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