‘Flatliners’ Remake Gets New Life

‘Source Code’ screenwriter Ben Ripley has been hired to write this new remake of the 1990 sci-fi classic.
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‘Flatliners’ Remake Gets New Life

Columbia Pictures hires Ben Ripley to write Flatliners remake Columbia Pictures is reviving the 1990 sci-fi classic Flatliners with a new remake. The studio has hired Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley to tackle the writing duties.

The original Flatliners, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kevin Bacon, focused on a group of medical students who conduct experiments with near-death experiences to see if there is life after death. The group members eventually start re-living traumatic childhood experiences.

No production schedule was released for this new Flatliners remake. Laurence Mark, who produced the original Flatliners, is on board to produce this new remake.

Flatliners was released August 10th, 1990.

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  • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

    I don't like Remakes, but this one doesn't seem like it will hurt much.

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    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

      I honestly don't know if this is good or bad news...

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      • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

        Power to the people who punish bad cinema!

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        • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

          Ohhhhh Hell No!!!! .....JC!!! Nooooo!!!

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          • skywise • 4 years ago

            terrible

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            • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

              same news everyday now, not surprised anymore; half of these remakes and reboots work while others just plain fail

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              • Toxic • 4 years ago

                STOP REBOOTING FILMS!!!!!!!

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                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                  The day of remake news, eh?

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                  • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                    This was a decent movie, but who really wants a remake of it..?? A TV show might work...

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                    • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                      Havent seen the Source Code yet, is it any good?

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                      • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                        didnt you love the good old days when Hollywood came up with original ideas..

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                        • filmslobby • 4 years ago

                          lol......

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                          • cupid • 4 years ago

                            Two thumbs way down!!

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                            • the-crow2k • 4 years ago

                              For *beep* sake....enough already with the remakes and reboots.

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                              • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

                                ...and the cast of the Twilight Series are in negotiations! Lol...F*cking Hollywood! Again, needs to cater to the teeny bopper crowd, the rest of us don't exist.

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                                • mr-jellyfish • 4 years ago

                                  OK, I understand wanting to remaking adventure films, but Flatliners? What could a remake possibly bring to the table? Seriously? This is a really, really terrible idea. Just because it's, well, pointless

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                                  • summit10 • 4 years ago

                                    Hollywood and Film Studios are still being meek or polite! Why not remake Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent 7, The Ten Commandments even!!! Sheesh!

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                                    • jrs1013 • 4 years ago

                                      Stupidest news ever. Can't people like think of original ideas for pete's sake.

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                                      • supermanvenom • 4 years ago

                                        Can they please just leave movies alone. Get new ideas and stop screwing with classics.

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