Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Ben Ripley
Copyright Holder: N/A
Columbia Pictures is developing a remake of "Flatliners," the 1990 film starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the movie earned $61.5 million at the domestic box office. In the film, Sutherland played ambitious, charismatic medical student Nelson, who persuades classmates to take part in a reckless experiment. To see if there is life after death, they will kill themselves: temporarily shut down ("flatline") their heart and brain functions to briefly experience clinical death. After Sutherland survives the first experiment, the others flatline for increasingly longer intervals. But their horror begins when they realize that although they've come back alive... they haven't come back alone.