There’s a pretty huge surprise in the opening seconds of the new Flatliners television spot as Kiefer Sutherland makes a surprise appearance!
Kiefer starred as Nelson in the original 1990 sci-fi/thriller of the same name and is clearly playing one of the head doctors above the new group of medical students featuring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemens.
It was previously reported that this isn’t a remake but actually a sequel.
“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 told Metro last July.
In Niels Arden Oplev’s Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
Thanks to Michael Magnano for the excellent tip!