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Flatliners Sequel Confirmed With Kiefer Sutherland

After some recent speculation regarding a possible reboot, Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed he’s resurrecting his 1990 classic Flatliners for a long-awaited sequel.

The 24 actor recently sat down with the London’s Metro newspaper and spoke of the upcoming project and his involvement in it.

“I play a professor at the medicial university… [I play] the same character [but with a different identity] to move on from the experiments we were doing in the first film.”Kiefer Sutherland

The original film, which also starred Julia Roberts, William Baldwin and Kevin Bacon, followed five overly eager medical students who decide to explore what really happens after death by stopping their hearts, though not all goes to plan after the terrifying reality starts to grab hold of them.

There’s so far been no news as to whether any of the other original Flatliners cast will be reprising their roles but the films events will primarily focus on a new generation of medical students led by Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev who themselves start to experiment with near-death experiences.

Under the Dome visionary Niels Arden Oplev will take over the reigns from original director Joel Schumacher, who’s almost shunned the industry since his 2004 Oscar-nominated drama The Phantom of the Opera. 

Flatlines is due for release on 18 August 2017

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