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July 30, 2007

Also featured: The genetic lottery

A film-adaptation of Repo! The Genetic Opera starts shooting in Toronto on September 10. How to get a gig as an extra, preferably one who gets organ-harvested? I will do (almost) anything to be in a film with Paris Hilton (hat tip to Sadie).

The movie, based on a successful theatrical production by Terrence Zdunich and Darren Smith, is about an organ failure epidemic in 2056 that forces people to purchase genetically perfect ones from Geneco, a biotech company committed to collecting regular payments.

“The idea is that everybody is buying up organs, and they cannot afford to pay for these organs,” director Darren Lynn Bousman recently told MTV. “Thus, legalized organ repo-men come into the picture. Murder becomes sanctioned by law. So, if you buy a heart and can't afford it, someone can burst through the door and take your heart out… and they don’t get in trouble for it."

High concept.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 30, 2007 07:17 AM


Why does this remind me of Monty Python? "We're here for your liver!" Also, shades of Larry Niven's organbanks.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 30, 2007 10:26 AM

It's funny how so many of these recent gorefests can be likened to Monty Python films.

And these same consumers cast Grindhouse into the ditch for being too self-aware. Makes no sense!

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 30, 2007 11:53 AM