Ever since his success with the original Scandinavian version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we’ve been waiting for Niels Arden Oplev’s next movie. He’s got Dead Man Down coming next month (in the US at least) and he’s shooting the mini-series Under The Dome, but nothing we’ve seen yet. Now he’s lining up another, as Bloody Disgusting reports he’s attached to a remake of the 1990 movie Flatliners.
A couple of years ago Sony was keen to get a new version of the Joel Schumacher movie up and running, but by mid-2011 it seemed like the idea had died. Now it’s been revived, with the Danish director attached.
The 90s version starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt as a group of medical students who get involved in a dangerous game of one-upmanship involving stopping their heart and then waiting longer and longer to get revived. Initially they just want to see what’s on the other side, but things start getting increasingly nightmarish as visions they had when they flatlined return with them to the real world.
There’s no news on when the new version might shoot.