Watch Ellen Page in the stunning trailer for the sequel to cult classic Flatliners

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Flatliners has gained cult status since it was first released in 1990, so a shiny new remake always felt inevitable.

Sony has taken a sideways approach, with the 2017 reboot of Flatliners technically being a sequel to the original.

It even features a returning Kiefer Sutherland, but the lead role is taken up by Ellen Page, as the new trailer released today confirms.

Flatliners (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Flatliners (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

“I would like you to stop my heart, you give it one minute and then you bring me back…” Page’s character Courtney asks.

“What happens to us after we die?

“The only way to find out is to see for ourselves… we could document that experience.”

Sutherland returns as Dr Nelson Wright, and Page is also supported by Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev and James Norton.

Also starring are Kiersey Clemons, Beay Mirchoff and Charlotte McKinney.

The film is directed Niels Arden Oplev from a script by Ben Ripley, and is released on September 28, 2017.

The original 1990 movie was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon alongside Sutherland’s lead character.

Shooting for the sequel began in early July 2016 and finished two months later, going into post-production in October.

Watch the full trailer for the 2017 Flatliners sequel below:

Ellen Page came out in 2014 and has since been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights in her work and personal life.

She confronted a homophobic preacher on the streets of Washington DC on inauguration day having previously called on society to allow the LGBT community to “live freely, love freely and not be afraid” after the Orlando massacre.

Page was recently cast opposite Kate Mara in lesbian Romance drama Mercy and fronts Vice’s documentary series Gaycation.