Niels Arden Oplev to remake "FlatLiners"

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  1. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the director of the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film has been hired to direct a remake of 1990's Flatliners.

    My question, quite honestly, is why do so? It is described as a modern retelling, but really, what about modern times would greatly impact anything about the original film?

    This just strikes me as something they're remaking for the sole reason that they have the rights and didn't think anyone would really notice.

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3220328/exclusive-flatliners-director-has-a-dragon-tattoo/
     
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    Trailer's out.

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    I haven't seen the original so I don't know how much of the premise is different but it looks okay. I really like the main five actors though :up:.
     
  3. Binker Registered

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    Funny enough, I was thinking of the original recently. It is still a good movie, and if you haven't seen it, you gotta check it out.

    Also, it was directed by Joel Schumacher, and its one of his best films. One of many examples of his filmography that makes me go "there was MORE going on to explain the final products that are his Batman films", and thus we get the Uncut version of Batman Forever, and his proposed Batman 5/Year One.

    As for this remake, I gotta give credit where credit's due. They do enhanced and offer new ideas onto this concept. The idea of knowing how to do things when you didn't before (piano, motorcycle driving) is brand new; also the suspense and attempted deaths, if not ultimately deaths, is also brand new because....
    I don't want to spoil the original film, but the sins weren't trying to kill all of them, but just one. The sins in the original were a variety: murder, cheating, mocking, and guilt. And for most of them, how they resolved these issues weren't always confronting the ghosts.

    That's not to say this movie's direction is bad or not, its just different. I'm very interested in the remake's...remade concept of the original. If anything, it does offer new ideas and new motivations for our main character, played by Ellen Page, compared to the original's main character, played by Kiefer Sutherland. As much as the events will break the characters to their core, to the point where they'll experience losses.

    So yeah, I'm interested in the remake. And I will check this out as well as rewatch the original, and you guys should too, if not see it for the first time.
     
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    "TODAY'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE."

    I'm a big fan of the original and I'm not sure if a remake could bring anything new to the table but I'm interested. At any rate, it's good to see Ellen Page again in a lead role in a big movie. That alone guarantees my ticket.
     
  5. The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

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    I hear this is actually a sequel, with Kiefer returning as the same character?
     
  6. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Didn't they kinda remake this already at least in broad strokes with that Lazarus Effect movie?
     
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    Apparently so, or at least that's what it says on the wikipedia page.
     
  9. Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Ha I recently rewatched the original. There's no need for an update. I'd rather see Lost Boys 2!
     
  10. Binker Registered

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    Collider talked about it, and called it a reboot/sequel. So yeah, confirms Kiefer
     
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    Can't remember the last time I saw the original. lol

    It was quite good though. Apart from seeing it when it was released, I saw it on home video mid-1990s.

    The reboot/sequel is quite interesting.
     
  13. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Actually watched the trailer. It looks like s***
     
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    Watched the trailer again and I still like almost all of what I see but... what's up with that blond guy? I know it's hard to tell just from a trailer but his acting seems... bad.
     
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    Yay Limitless but with death.
     
  16. Rowsdower! Registered

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    Limitless? I got some Final Destination vibes but I'm not getting the Limitless comparison.
     
  17. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    You talking about James Norton?
     
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    Yeah, I guess so. I'm not familiar with him but he really seemed cheesy to me in this trailer.
     
  19. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    He is one of the favorites to be a future James Bond.
     
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    It just looks like they sucked out everything cool about the initial idea and made it look sterile and generic. This is gonna be the same thing isn't it? Just more punched up and modern.

    The original is a cool little film that goes in a less horror direction than I thought it would, though I sort of wish I felt the danger more. But it's well directed and has this cool gothic sensibility about it. Schumacher added something to it.
     
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    looks pretty interesting...like one of those mindf**k type movies. Like Mulholland Drive with a little bit of horror.
     
  23. Fallen Angel Earth Bound

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    Did you just compare Flatliners to Mulholland Drive?
     
  24. righthooksrus86 Registered

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    Im just talking about the vibe I got from the trailer...What do I know I've never seen the original.
     
  25. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Nah I get Limitless vibes too. With the "wow my brain is more open and I can ride motorcycles, get with girls, and do cool stuff"

    Also getting a bit of Project Almanac vibes too. At least in broad-strokes in the trailer with the partying and the.

    "Look we discovered this cool thing. Let's go to the concert and make out"

    But at least in Project Almanac it makes sense because theyre teenagers. Some of these motherf***ers are like 30
     

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