Friday, August 26, 2011

Columbia Plugs Into "Flatliners"

Columbia Pictures is planning to remake director Joel Schumacher's 1990 feature "Flatliners", that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.

Writer Ben Ripley ("Source Code") will draft the new "Flatliners" screenplay, for producer Larry Mark.

In the original film :

"... 'Nelson' (Sutherland), a medical student, attempts to convince four of his classmates—'Joe Hurley' (Baldwin), 'David Labraccio' (Bacon), 'Randall Steckle' (Platt) and 'Rachel Manus' (Roberts)—to help him conduct a dangerous experiment by experiencing clinical death for one minute before being brought back to life by emergency measures.

"Nelson wants to see if there is anything beyond death, but his classmates are extremely apprehensive about the idea. After much debate, the five students move forward with the experiment.

"Nelson is 'flatlined," and his experience in the 'afterlife' is interspersed on-screen with his classmates' attempts to resuscitate him.

"After regaining consciousness, Nelson says, 'You can't break it down into specifics, but there is something there'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Flatliners"....