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Flatliners brought back from the dead by Columbia and Source Code writer

Aug. 26, 2011by: Eric Walkuski

Another day, another remake. This time it's Joel Schumacher's FLATLINERS getting the treatment. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures has tapped SOURCE CODE scribe Ben Ripley to pen the remake. Lawrence Mark (I, ROBOT) will be producing.

The 1990 original, written by Peter Filardi, focused on five medical students (Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt) who experiment with their own mortality, and what they discover has unsettling psychological implications.

Further Films, who produced the original, will also be involved in tis remake, which doesn't have a director yet.

On a personal note, I've never been in love with Schumacher's film, so I don't have much objection to this news... other than, you know, it's another goddamn remake. However, the fact that they've attached an interesting, up-and-coming writer (SPECIES sequels notwithstanding) might make this a little more palatable. What do you think?

Julia Roberts, young and hot

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of FLATLINERS?
Source: THR

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11:31PM on 08/28/2011
this could be easily remade and still be good, but it relies on the cast they pick and the director. I think it would be cool to get as many of the original cast as they could to return, and have them show a new group of students what they have learned.
this could be easily remade and still be good, but it relies on the cast they pick and the director. I think it would be cool to get as many of the original cast as they could to return, and have them show a new group of students what they have learned.
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11:34AM on 08/27/2011
I'm with The Arrow on this one , can't anyone commit to an original idea in Hollyweird ?? There are plenty of fresh ideas , but the Indie Flick is heading the way of the DODO .I liked '' FLATLINERS '' particularly , Sutherland's tale , I don't know what in the Hell a remake is gonna do though ??!!
I'm with The Arrow on this one , can't anyone commit to an original idea in Hollyweird ?? There are plenty of fresh ideas , but the Indie Flick is heading the way of the DODO .I liked '' FLATLINERS '' particularly , Sutherland's tale , I don't know what in the Hell a remake is gonna do though ??!!
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5:18PM on 08/26/2011
Hollywood = recycling whores. Fucking sausage factory. Thank god for foreign where they still produce original screenplays...
Hollywood = recycling whores. Fucking sausage factory. Thank god for foreign where they still produce original screenplays...
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