Sony’s remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 psychological horror thriller Flatliners stumbled at the box office this past weekend, and limped its way from a 0% up to a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s an abysmal score – even worse than The Emoji Movie – and it’s clear that the film’s premise and stars including Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons just weren’t enough to convince audiences that this story was worth telling again.
Would an explicit reference to the original movie been enough to alter the general perception of the film? Probably not, but in a new interview, the remake’s director explains that he cut a moment that specifically tied Kiefer Sutherland‘s character to the events of the first movie because younger audiences were confused by it.
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If Netflix’s The Discovery wasn’t quite what you were hoping for in a movie that explores what happens after we die, maybe the remake of the 1990 thriller Flatliners will make up for it.
Ellen Page (Juno), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nina Dobrev (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) star in the remake of Joel Schumacher’s film, taking on the roles originated by Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. They are five medical students who learn about what lies beyond mortality when they stop each others’ heart for a few minutes at a time before immediately resuscitate them. What starts as an almost indescribable thrill that seems to have a positive impact on their brain slowly turns into a nightmare as they are each haunted by something tragic from their past.
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Just a few weeks ago, the developing Flatliners remake gained an interesting name with Kiefer Sutherland joining the cast. What’s interesting about the addition of Sutherland to the cast is that he starred in the original 1990 cult favorite thriller, and his involvement in the new take on the story opened up the possibility of this being more of a sequel instead of a true remake. Now we seem to have confirmation of as much from Kiefer Sutherland himself. Find out what the actor had to say about the Flatliners sequel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ellen Page may be this generation’s Julia Roberts. The Freeheld star could lead a remake of Roberts’ 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners, about a group of medical students who experiment with near-death experiences. (Because what could possibly go wrong?) Niels Arden Oplev, of the Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, is directing.
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There’s a good chance that Under the Dome is show everyone will be talking about this summer. CBS is adapting the Stephen King best-seller about a small town that’s suddenly isolated by a huge, invisible dome into a 13 part mini-series. Broadcast begins June 24, and the network has just released the first actual look at the show. It’s a one-minute long behind the scenes featurette that has some footage featuring the town, the cast, and some of the effects. Check out the video below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Based on the header image, can you guess who’s coming back for Breaking Bad‘s final stretch? Also after the jump:
- Sam Mendes and a Skyfall co-writer team for a Showtime project
- Rupert Wyatt gets hired for AMC’s period drama pilot Turn
- Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising desperately needs more viewers
- Check out two new stills from Arrested Development
- Could Michael Cera be angling for an Archer guest spot?
- Michelle Monaghan joins Cary Fukunaga‘s True Detective
- The CW’s Amazon and Arrow could be set in the same universe
- Dexter and Stephen King‘s Under the Dome get premiere dates
- A&E’s Bates Motel unveils five creepy new posters
- Here’s a new cast photo for Mortal Kombat: Legacy
- Watch the season premieres of Californication and Shameless
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Director Niels Arden Oplev and actress Noomi Rapace found great success across the globe with the trilogy of films based on Steig Larsson’s Millennium novels, beginning with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The duo has reunited for Dead Man Down, a revenge tale in which Rapace plays a woman who coerces hit man Victor (Colin Farrell) into helping her execute a revenge plot.
The first trailer for the film is now online; check it out below. (Updated below with a much better embed.) Read More »
Stephen King‘s 2009 novel Under the Dome looks like it’s finally going to be adapted. The project was originally optioned for Showtime and fan-favorite writer Bryan K. Vaughan was hired to adapt, but after some time the project was put into turnaround. It’s now been picked up by CBS and given a 13 episode straight-to-series order for the Summer of 2013. Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment is still attached to produce and Neal Baer (ER) has signed on as the showrunner. Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will helm the first episode. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Here’s another project announced at the American Film Market this week: Dead Man Down is an action thriller that will see Noomi Rapace working again with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev. Colin Farrell is signing on as well, for a film that is being sold as a “thrilling tale of vengeance.” Read More »
A few years ago Zack Snyder cooked up a war story more grounded in reality than most of his work. Scripted by 300 writer Kurt Johnstad, The Last Photograph is about two Americans, a journalist and a retired soldier, who attempt to rescue a kidnap victim in Afghanistan. The film has been in active development for the past year, with Christian Bale attached to play the reporter, and Sean Penn rumored for the soldier.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev has been set to direct, but a new report puts him out of the picture (possibly to make Game Theory instead) and places Zack Snyder in the director’s chair. Read More »