A remake of the 1990 hit Flatliners just got a shock to the heart. Kiefer Sutherland, who appeared in the original, has joined the cast as “a seasoned doctor.” Like the first movie, this one is about a team of medical students who stop their own hearts to learn more about death.


There’s no word if Sutherland’s role will tie into the original film at all, but bringing him back certainly adds some prestige to this new version of the story.

Sutherland joins an already impressive young cast that includes Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, and Kiersey Clemens. Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is directing, and filming starts later this month.