Kiefer Sutherland is returning in the new Flatliners movie. People have speculated that the film will be a remake of the 1990 resurrection flick. However, it looks like the actor has confirmed the film will be a sequel.
In the original Flatliners film, Kiefer Sutherland portrayed a medical student who tried to learn more about death. Nelson Wright managed to convince his classmates to stop their hearts and see what it is like to be dead. Sutherland even coined the film’s catchphrase, “Today’s a good day to die.”
“I play a professor at the medical university,” Sutherland admitted. He continued by explaining that he is playing “the same character” in the first film. However, Nelson had taken a different identity “to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film.”
In addition to that, Sutherland confirmed that he “loved making the first film” and immediately signed on to the sequel. “It didn’t take more than a minute to say yes,” he said.
The original film was directed by Joel Schumacher and also starred Kevin Bacon, Julia Robert, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Flatliners followed the story of five medical students who attempted near-death experiences to understand what happens after death. However, their experiment causes hallucinations and guilt among the students.
Kiefer Sutherland is the only cast member from the original film who will appear in the new Flatliners movie. The 2017 sequel is directed by Niels Arden Oplev and features Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna. Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries and Into The Forest star Ellen Page are also in the movie.
Flatliners is scheduled for release on August 18,2017.
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