The reboot train keeps on rolling in Hollywood, with the latest being a film that nobody ever expected to see. 1990’s sci-fi thriller Flatliners is inexplicably getting the remake treatment for 2017, and the first trailer for the new version has just been released. Somewhat shockingly, it looks pretty fun.
The movie has the same premise of Joel Schumacher’s original, centering on a group of medical students who conduct experiments on themselves to find out what happens after they die. The experiments go great at first before taking a terrifying turn as the students learn that some secrets weren’t meant for the living. The new version is considerably more slick-looking than the original, and it lacks the overt nineties-ness of that film, but it still manages to have a throwback ’90s thriller feel that wouldn’t feel out of place in a movie from that glorious decade.
The new version’s cast is pretty solid, led by Ellen Page with supporting work from the likes of Nina Dobrev and Rogue One‘s Diego Luna. Even Kiefer Sutherland shows up — though not in the trailer — reprising his role from the original film. This technically makes the movie a sequel, I guess, which is a little confusing, but intriguing nonetheless. Above all, the movie looks like it could actually be scarier than the original film, and the trailer should please all but the most skeptic of Flatliners fans. Check it out below.