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We’re not mind readers, but we already know what you’re going to say, “Another reboot?” There does seem to be an awful lot of reboots/remakes these days, but in this case, Flatliners, originally starring Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts, was released in 1990.

At the least, possibly enough time has passed that the upcoming film may be new to some. And, for those who saw the original at the time, it might be interesting to see how it’s handled this time around.

And with that, it’s been confirmed Sutherland will return as a seasoned doctor in the medical thriller, reports Deadline. He will be pulling double-duty, also filming the ABC series Designated Survivor, around the same time.

The cast is rounded out with Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), James Norton (War & Peace) and Kersey Clemons (Transparent), replacing the original cast of five medical students portrayed by Sutherland, Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin and Oliver Platt.

In the film the doctors-to-be fiddle with life and death. They use their medical knowledge to bring a person to the brink by stopping their heart, trying to tap into the afterlife.

The hard part is bringing them back unaltered.

Are some films more okay to reboot than others?

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By Brigid Brown