New 'Flatliners' trailer still thinks it's a good day to die - CNET
1990 flick 'Flatliners' getting reboot for 2017
The 1990 sci-fi horror film about med students trying to die and resuscitate themselves is getting remade for 2017, starring Ellen Page. It's due for release on Sept. 29.
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The original "Flatliners" came out in 1990, but it was a 1980s movie through and through. Just look at the oh-so-'80s cast -- Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt, one of the Baldwins (OK, it was Billy). The sci-fi horror film about med students trying to die and come back from the beyond wasn't universally beloved, but it felt creepy and fresh back in the day.
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But did we really need a new version? The first trailer for 2017's "Flatliners" came https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx5hfLp3Vqc out Tuesday, and as awesome as Ellen Page ("Juno") is, the preview doesn't tread any new ground. (Watch the original's trailer for comparison.)
But the upcoming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx5hfLp3Vqc movie does include original cast member Sutherland, who said last summer it's understood he's playing an older version of his original character -- making the film really a sequel, not a remake.
Take a look, and see if you agree that in the film's most famous line, today is a good day to die. "Flatliners" opens Sept. 29 in the US and UK, and Sept. 28 in Australia.
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