I realize that headline might seem a little confusing, so here's a simple breakdown: Darren Lynn Bousman, the young filmmaker who co-wrote and directed Saw 2 and Saw 3, is about to start his third project for Lionsgate and Twisted Films. It's called Repo! The Genetic Opera and it sounds pretty wild. The Hollywood Reporter provides us with the scoop as well as this plot synopsis: "...set in the not-so-distant future where an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet, killing tens of millions. As scientists feverishly make plans for a massive organ harvest, a multi-billion dollar biotech company, GeneCo manufactures salvation but for a price, offering easy organ payment plans."

The screenplay was written by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and is based on their stage play of the same name. Apparently Mr. Bousman fell in love with the script after reading it, and his backers approved the project after sitting through the director's 12-minute promo reel. Post-apocalypse? Plagues? Organ transplants? Count me in. If you're also among the intrigued, check out the official Repo! website.
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