In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. —IMDB
Darren Lynn Bousman (born January 11, 1979) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, the son of Nancy and Lynn Bousman. He is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. He attended high school at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, and studied film at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Bousman got engaged to Laura Bosserman on October 4, 2008 and subsequently married her on January 2, 2010.
During 2004, he was pitching an idea for a movie called The Desperate to various American studios, who complained that the screenplay was too violent, and the plot was too close to Saw. David A. Armstrong who worked on Saw asked Bousman if he could show the script to Saw producer Gregg Hoffman. Hoffman read the script and called Bousman interested in producing “The Desperate”, but after showing the script to his partners Mark Burg and Oren Koules, the two decided… read more
A largely misunderstood film. Took me a couple of views before i understood the film's tone, which shifts from deathly serious to an undercut of overstated violent sillyness. People expecting a musical should find out what Opera means. People expecting Sweeney Todd mixed with Rocky Horror, well you might be disapointed or not, you either love or hate it. Head and Brightman rule in their songs. Deserves a se/prequel
I liked its cheesiness and I thought the songs were catchy, Interesting premise but the jerks at Lionsgate could have thrown a bit more money towards it.
More like the jerks at Lionsgate could have given it to a filmmaker with brians. Everything that is wrong about it is entirely compositional and structural. With a fairly unknown cast, eight million dollars could have easily made this a great film... unless Paris Hilton took most of it.