We’ve had a lot to say about remakes over the last while here at The Movies, especially when some of our favourite films from the last few decades get manhandled by studios looking to make a quick buck. Well, for better or for worse, another classic is being reinvented but I have a suspicion that the bar has already been set to high.
For a 90′s horror film, Flatliners has quite an astoundingly great cast. Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt turned Flatliners into a visual treat of a film that could just as easily have fallen into obscurity were it not for the on-screen chemistry.
A bit of good news is that the director of the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, is set to helm the remake. According to Themovies.com, Source Code writer Ben Ripley is set for scripting duties. With them behind the screen, I hope they manage to find a way to modernize the story without compromising what the story is really about…the characters.
I really don’t envy whichever person will have the job to cast a new set of doctors who will dabble in death to try and achieve enlightenment. Who do you think would be an ideal, young cast?
- Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev