Flatliners is an upcoming science fiction-psychological drama thriller directed by critically acclaimed writer-director Niels Arden Oplev known for the popular movie The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. The film is the remake of the 1990 film of the same name. The movie stars’ actors Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons and Kiefer Sutherland.
The basic plot of the movie follows five medical students that conduct experiments which produce near-death experiences. The students experience increased intelligence and euphoria due to which they begin to experiment more intensely. Everything seems to be going well until they experience hallucinations that haunt them and make them face their fears and past sins.
In the trailer we see Dr. Courtney Holmes (Ellen Page), a medical student obsessed with the idea of an afterlife. She invites her friend Jamie to join her in an experiment which uses defibrillation to stop her heart while recording her brain activity and then reviving her. The experiment causes her to feel euphoria and an increase in intelligence which helps her function better in her life.
Envious of her vigour and intelligence her friends Jamie (James Norton), Sophia (Kiersey Clemons) and Marlo (Nina Dobrev) take part in the experiment and experience similar results. Meanwhile, Courtney experiences hallucinations of her deceased sister that haunts her at the most unexpected times. Her friends too begin to experience hallucinations of various people that they’ve hurt in their past. We see glimpses of jellyfish in a swimming pool, an unknown person suffocating one of the students, a crying child, a wrecked car and other such horrifying images which makes them regret doing the experiment. It would be interesting to see what happens next and weather the students are able to get rid of the haunting hallucinations.
Flatliners has an interesting premise that explores the scary potential of death and a potential scientific breakthrough gone horribly wrong. The story could even be an interesting exploration about the philosophical questions of humanity. Kiefer Sutherland returns as the character Nelson Wright and after his recent successes with 24 and Designated Survivor it would be interesting to see what he contributes to this thrilling plot. The movie has been shot in Toronto and will be hitting theatres soon.
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