Watch Ellen Page Die in The ‘Flatliners’ Remake Trailer

Until about ten minutes ago, I had forgotten we are getting a Flatliners remake. We don’t need a remake of Joel Schumacher’s Brat-Pack-Goes-To-Hell semi classic thriller, but here we are. It’s 2017, and the movie has been amped up and repackaged to take everything to 11.

This morning, Ellen Page, who plays the Julia Roberts character, shared the first trailer on her Facebook page. And it’s okay. Check it out:

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.


And here is the poster:


So… yeah. It looks fine, but it also looks like some sort of glossy, generic Final Destination riff. Part of the charm of the 1990 original was its grimness, it’s bleak outlook on these cocky medical students playing god. This looks too much like a modeling shoot at times. That being said, there could be some solid horror elements at play here, we’ll just have to see.

Aside from Page, Flatliners also stars Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, and Kiersey Clemons. Oh yeah, and Kiefer Sutherland is in the credits as well, so this might be less a remake and more a continuation. It’s directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original version of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo.

We’ll see is Flatliners has any life on September 29.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.