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Niels Arden Oplev Helms "Flatliners" Reboot

By Garth Franklin Tuesday February 26th 2013 10:22PM

"Dead Man Down" and the original Swedish "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director Niels Arden Oplev is attached to helm the contemporary reboot of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 afterlife drama "Flatliners" at Sony Pictures.

The original centered on a group of medical students (Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Oliver Platt, William Baldwin) who subject themselves to near-death experiences in order to see if anything lies beyond.

Soon after, the members of the group are revisited by physical manifestations of childhood sins are not sure if what they are facing is real or hallucination.

Ben Ripley is penning the remake. Oplev recently wrapped work directing the pilot for CBS' adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome".

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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