Los Angeles - Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he is to play his original character in the new Flatliners film.
The 49-year-old actor has let slip that he will be reprising his role as medical student Nelson Wright from the 1990 movie in the upcoming project but he has changed his name in an effort to move on from the near-death experiments of his earlier years.
In an interview with the Metro newspaper, Kiefer said: "I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I'm the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I've done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film."
His character Nelson in the original movie was the ring leader of the group of students - played by Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt - who carried out the dangerous experiments in an attempt to prove there is an afterlife, with terrifying consequences for all of them.
Kiefer is the only original cast member returning to the new film, which stars Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page and Kiersey Clemons, and he was very excited to get the call asking him to star in it.
He said: "I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn't take more than a minute to say yes."
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