The Sony produced remake/sequel of the 1990 sci-fi psychological horror/thriller Flatliners has been pushed back a month, per Exhibitor Relations. Originally slated to come out on August 18th, 2017, the new released date is September 29th, 2017. It’s not a huge push, so it was probably some sort of scheduling conflict or the studio didn’t want it to go up against another bigger title.
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the film will see the return of Kiefer Sutherland, who explains his character to Metro. “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.”
Sutherland played Nelson Wright in the original film, a medical student who wanted to see what the afterlife held by allowing himself, and his partners, to be killed only to be resuscitated minutes afterwards.
The sequel will star James Norton, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page and Kiersey Clemons.