'Flatliners' Remake Gets New Life

'Source Code' screenwriter Ben Ripley has been hired to write this new remake of the 1990 sci-fi classic.

Columbia Pictures hires Ben Ripley to write Flatliners remake
Columbia Pictures hires Ben Ripley to write Flatliners remake
Columbia Pictures is reviving the 1990 sci-fi classic Flatliners with a new remake. The studio has hired Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley to tackle the writing duties.

The original Flatliners, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kevin Bacon, focused on a group of medical students who conduct experiments with near-death experiences to see if there is life after death. The group members eventually start re-living traumatic childhood experiences.

No production schedule was released for this new Flatliners remake. Laurence Mark, who produced the original Flatliners, is on board to produce this new remake.

Flatliners was released August 10th, 1990 and stars Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Kimberly Scott, Joshua Rudoy, Benjamin Mouton. The film is directed by Joel Schumacher.



Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. BERSERKER

    I don't like Remakes, but this one doesn't seem like it will hurt much.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    I honestly don't know if this is good or bad news...

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Power to the people who punish bad cinema!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Ohhhhh Hell No!!!! .....JC!!! Nooooo!!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. skywise

    terrible

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. JonSpidey07

    same news everyday now, not surprised anymore; half of these remakes and reboots work while others just plain fail

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  7. Toxic

    STOP REBOOTING FILMS!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @ToxicFlag

  8. Dan

    The day of remake news, eh?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. moviegeek

    This was a decent movie, but who really wants a remake of it..?? A TV show might work...

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. Bane5000

    Havent seen the Source Code yet, is it any good?

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  11. Pjwolsker

    didnt you love the good old days when Hollywood came up with original ideas..

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  12. FilmsLobby.Com

    lol......

    3 years agoby @filmslobbyFlag

  13. CUPID

    Two thumbs way down!!

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  14. The_Crow2k

    For *beep* sake....enough already with the remakes and reboots.

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  15. bipolarmassive

    ...and the cast of the Twilight Series are in negotiations! Lol...F*cking Hollywood! Again, needs to cater to the teeny bopper crowd, the rest of us don't exist.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  16. Mr_Jellyfish

    OK, I understand wanting to remaking adventure films, but Flatliners? What could a remake possibly bring to the table? Seriously? This is a really, really terrible idea. Just because it's, well, pointless

    3 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  17. Summit10

    Hollywood and Film Studios are still being meek or polite! Why not remake Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent 7, The Ten Commandments even!!! Sheesh!

    3 years agoby @summit10Flag

  18. jrs1013

    Stupidest news ever. Can't people like think of original ideas for pete's sake.

    3 years agoby @jrs1013Flag

  19. supermanvenom

    Can they please just leave movies alone. Get new ideas and stop screwing with classics.

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag