Flatliners to be remade with Dragon Tattoo director?

Niels Arden Oplev is in negotiations to helm a new version of the brat-pack classic

Joel Schumacher's brat-pack thriller 'Flatliners' is reportedly set for a remake with 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' director Niels Arden Oplev at the helm.

The director is currently in talks with Sony Pictures over the project, which originally starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin when it was first released in 1990.

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Flatliners... to be remade with Dragon Tattoo helmsman? (Copyright: Rex)

Speaking to Collider, the director said: “Well, there are negotiations going on about that. I don’t know who the hell broke that story. It’s an interesting project and I’m intrigued.

“It’s also quite a challenge because the film that’s already been done was a cult classic. That’s too early to talk about, but it’s definitely exciting. It’s an exciting option that’s being negotiated.”

It emerged back in 2011 that the film was being mulled for a remake, with Ben Ripley, who wrote 'Source Code', being asked to pen the re-jigged screenplay.

The original followed the nightmare which descends on a group of prodigious medical students as they take turns in bringing each other back from the dead in order to see what exists on the other side.

Oplev has just directed his first English language film, 'Dead Man Down', starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, who starred as Lisbeth Salander in his Swedish language film of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.

It was remade in 2011, directed by David Fincher.