Dobrev is set to play a character called Marlo, an overachieving A student in the film about a bunch of students who try to explore the afterlife by “dying” under controlled conditions (“flatlining) then being medically resurrected. What they discover is horrifiying.
The remake will directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) from a script by Source Code’s Ben Ripley. David Blackman and Laurence Mark are producing the new film.
The original Flatliners (1990) was directed by Joel Schumacher (the Zack Snyder of his day), and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon.