Ellen Page Circles Sony's 'Flatliners' Remake

Sony's nearly forgotten plan to remake "Flatliners" has been resuscitated, with Ellen Page in talks for a starring role.

Variety reports that Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is set to direct from a script by Ben Ripley ("Source Code").

Directed by Joel Schumacher, the 1990 sci-fi thriller starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt as medical students who conduct experiments on each other to produce near-death experiences in order to learn about the afterlife. Naturally, those experiments go horribly awry.

Produced on a budget of $26 million, "Flatliners" received mixed reviews, but went on to gross $61.5 million worldwide.

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