In the 2017 Flatliners, a remake (sort of) of the 1990 movie of the same name, medical students experiment on “near death” experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.
Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts headlined the original film directed by Joel Schumacher, which took in $61,489,265 at the U.S. box office.
Diego Luna, Ellen Page and the star of The Vampire Diaries, Nina Drobev, star in the Flatliners remake, which is from first time director, Niels Arden Oplev, of Denmark.
It is doubtful that this Flatliners will make even half of what the original film did. And, if accounting for inflation, and if the 1990 Flatliners were released in 2017, the film’s total would have been over $125 million.
This remake is, by far, one of the most unnecessary, unwanted and destined to be a box office bomb, than almost any movie remake in the past 20 years.