Trailer for 'Flatliners' Sequel Shows Medical Students Playing with Death

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 9:12PM
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 9:12PM
Trailer for 'Flatliners' Sequel Shows Medical Students Playing with Death
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Columbia Pictures
While a reboot of anything is hardly surprising these days, Columbia Pictures' upcoming sequel to Flatliners is an especially odd choice. Originally a 1990 film directed by Joel Schumacher (the very same Batman & Robin director), the sci-fi horror flick followed five students who start killing and reviving themselves to see what happens after death - naturally, it doesn't go too well.

But now a group of new kids are trying the same experiments in this fall's Flatliners, with Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), Diego Luna (Rogue One), and Nina Dobrev all stopping their hearts this time around. Kiefer Sutherland also returns after having starred in the original film, even though his character died - he got better though, because it was Flatliners. Here's the new trailer: 



Similar to the original film, Page's character Courtney and the others see something while they're on the other side, and even seem to pick up skills like piano playing after returning to the world of the living. Of course, this pushes even more people to try and die for longer and longer amounts of time, until they gradually realize some supernatural side effects seem to be crossing over from the afterlife into their daily lives. 

While director Niels Arden Oplev's new film is technically a sequel, it seems more like a modernized retelling of the original film. Which could be good or bad depending on how much you liked the original (reviews were mixed), and it could be a good chance to bring in some new fans as they learn, the hard way, that death is not a toy. So far, the trailer looks good, so we'll see if the finished product lives up to the movie's tagline of "You haven't lived until you've died."


Flatliners hits theaters on September 29, 2017.
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