“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is a great book. And no disrespect to David Fincher, but the original film was so much better. Now the original’s director, Niels Arden Oplev, is helming the remake of “Flatliners”. The original tells the story of five medical students (Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt) who conduct experiments to stop their heart to simulate a temporary death, and see if there’s anything beyond our own mortality. But after returning to life, the group is visited by physical manifestations of their childhood sins and it’s not clear if this is real or just a hallucination.

This one could be pretty good if it’s handled right.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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