Latest Flatliners trailer promises that you haven’t lived until you’ve died

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Although FLATLINERS appears to be a remake of the 1990 Joel Schumacher film, it's actually a sequel thanks to the inclusion of Keifer Sutherland who will be reprising his role of Nelson Wright from the first film. Even so, you'd be forgiven for continuing to label the Niels Arden Oplev (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) directed flick as a remake as it seems to thrust the same concept on a new set of characters played by Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Kiersey Clemons, Nina Dobrev, and James Norton.

What happens after death, if anything, is one of life's great mysteries, and the only way to find out is to see for yourself, but in the world of FLATLINERS, a group of medical students begin experimenting with death by stopping their hearts for short periods, enabling them to document their experiences with the afterlife, but flirting with death comes with its own share of side effects. The recently released second trailer for FLATLINERS doesn't spend much time on plot details as the first trailer did, and I think I prefer it that way. As I never got around to watching the original film, the upcoming sequel/remake will be an entirely new experience for me. Hopefully I won't need to be shocked back to life by the end of it.

The official synopsis for FLATLINERS:

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.

FLATLINERS will hit theaters on September 29th.

Source: Sony Pictures

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