First trailer for Flatliners, the sequel of classic horror and science fiction of the 90s


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Today has been released the first trailer for Flatliners, the sequel of classic horror and science fiction movie of the 90s.

 

The first look has arrived with the official synopsis and first poster that has the slogan: “You haven’t lived until you’ve died”. It also includes the names of its cast: Ellen Page, Mexican actor Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons. The director of this sequel is the Denmark director Niels Arden Oplev (Mr Robot series).

Flatliners is one of the classics of horror genre from the 90s – although more for its visual impact than its plot – that talked about five medical students in Chicago who try to discover what really there is beyond death, so they make an experiment to induce death of volunteers for some minutes and then resuscitate them. Those who live a near-death experiences begin to suffer of violent hallucinations. The movie blended scientific and spiritual issues around this controversial topic. The new film has been written by Ben Ripley (Species, The Watch, Source Code).

The original movie was premiered during Halloween in 1990, was directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and the main role was for Kiefer Sutherland. Flatliners received an Oscar Award nominations for Best Sound Editing and it has become a cult movie for fans over the years.

The sequel, distributed by Columbia Pictures and whose plot sounds very similar to the original, will premiere next September 29th in US theaters. 

Official plot:

In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.


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