New Flatliners Movie Sequel Coming September 29

New Flatliners Movie Sequel Coming September 29

I know that you remember the Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon and Billy Baldwin cult favorite film Flatliners. I know you know that movie because you are here. And you are a friend of mine. And because you have good taste. So obviously, you remember the movie. Duh. Silly.

Well, back in the day, Hollywood basically lambasted the film. Literally raked it over the coals. Don’t believe me? Here is a review from Entertainment Weekly (the last bastion and arbiter of good taste in all things celluloid – if you can’t tell, my sarcastic high beams are on.) But even so, it became a cult classic, right up there with Pretty in Pink, and Pump Up The Volume, as a defining film of the eighties. I mean, it was seminal for you and your life, RIGHT?!

So many fantastic movies in the eighties. But I adored Flatliners more than the rest. It was stylish. It had tarps galore. It had an awesome soundtrack with gothic flying angels throughout. It had Julia Roberts. But Kiefer, Kiefer was the beginning and end of this movie. He, and his inclusion in this movie, could possibly be why I watched all of 24, even well after it had throughly jumped the shark.

But what wasn’t there to love about this idea. Med students decide they want to find out what is on the other side of death so they begin killing each other and bringing each other back after a rapidly increasing amount of time. Right? It’s like everything that was cool in Breaking Bad. You had the smart Science Teacher. The practical application of science for a bad end?!? Are you picking up what I am putting down here? It was gold from a screenplay standpoint. So much so that I thin that there is a formula here for fantastic screenplay ideas. (If any of you touch this idea, and make movie magic that you sell, I want a 10% cut dammit.)

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Ok, so maybe it’s not a sure thing after all. Anyway, apparently, there appears to be a sequel in the works. And here, here is the trailer to said film:


So yeah, it’s a sequel. And Kiefer even makes a cameo in the film:

“I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film.”

Of course Kiefer was dying to jump in:

“I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn’t take more than a minute to say yes.”

I mean, duh. The only thing better than being involved in a Flatliners movie is being involved in a Lost Boys movie!  Or not. Regardless, the movie will follow the path of the original, but with new med students and more modern technology. But personally… I still don’t know what I think about it. A sequel? That’s better than a remake or a reboot. But I’m not sure. A lot of the quotes in this movie are literally taken straight from the original. “You can’t do 3, she already did 3, you have to do 4!” hahah. I want to love it. Of course, come September I’ll be there arrayed in all my goth 80’s attire. I’ll walk in with my ghetto blaster, and it’ll be playing The Cure at volume 11. And I’ll be broadcasting the experience throughout the Colorado area on my pirate radio station.

So, if you’d like to join me when it comes out on September 29th, and you want to goth it up. Just give me a yell. We’ll make it a thing. All four of us.