The lines between life and the afterlife become blurred in the trailer to the reboot of 1990 sci-fi drama Flatliners.
In this updated version from Niels Arden Oplev, a group of med students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: 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 haunted by the sins of their past, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons play the students this time around, replacing the likes of Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, and Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland himself appears in the reboot.
The film was written by Ben Ripley from a story by Peter Filardi. Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, and Peter Safran serve as the film’s producers.
Flatliners is set for a September 29 release date from Columbia Pictures.