Flatliners remake signs Dragon Tattoo director

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Niels Arden Oplev will direct a remake of 1990’s Flatliners

Noomi Rapace in the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev has signed on to direct the remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the director will work from Ben Ripley’s (Source Code) script.The original film starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin as a group of med students who discover a window into another world when they flatline only to be confronted by their past mistakes.

It’s not Schumacher’s most outrageous film but it’s far from gritty, so it will be interesting to see what a director like Oplev will bring to it.

Niels Arden Oplev is currently directing the pilot of Stephen King’s Under The Dome.

You can buy Flatliners on DVD for £5.00 at Amazon.co.uk