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REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA: Principal Photography Underway On Twisted Pictures’ And Lionsgate’s Musical Thriller
Film Stars Sarah Brightman, Anthony Head, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Paul
Sorvino, Ogre & Alexa Vega
TORONTO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the
leading independent filmed entertainment studio, announced today that
Twisted Pictures commenced principal photography this week in Toronto,
Canada on REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA. The film is being produced by Daniel
Heffner, Carl Mazzocone, Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Lionsgate’s President
of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Peter Block and EVP Jason Constantine
are overseeing production for the studio.
Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV) is directing from a
screenplay by Terrence Zdunich and Darren Smith, co-creators of the
original stage production of the same name upon which the film is based.
Japanese musician, songwriter and composer Yoshiki Hayashi (better known as
simply Yoshiki) is producing the film’s soundtrack.
International recording artist/performer Sarah Brightman (making her
feature film debut), Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Paris
Hilton ("House of Wax"), Bill Moseley ("Halloween," "The Devil’s Rejects"),
Paul Sorvino ("The Cooler," "Goodfellas"), Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") and Ogre (Skinny Puppy) make up the production’s beloved band of misfits in this incarnation.
Bousman is a longtime member of the Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate
families, having directed the past three installments of their wildly
successful Saw franchise. He has also long been involved in various
incarnations of Repo!, having directed both the story’s first Los Angeles
stage production in 2002 and a 2006 short film adaptation.
Directing a full-length filmed version of the story has always been a
goal for Bousman, and he is enthusiastic about the cast that has been
assembled for the production. "I’m very excited to be bringing this story
to life with each of these outstanding performers," Bousman raves. "They
bring so much flair to Repo’s bizarre fantasy world while entirely
disappearing into their shadowy characters."
Burg and Koules agree, adding "Repo! explores human oddity in a really
memorable and genre- bending way, and with our actors’ unique backgrounds
and wide appeal across genres, the cast absolutely rises to the occasion."
Set in the not-so-distant future, the production tells the story of an
epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of
millions. As scientists feverishly make plans for a massive organ harvest
program, a multi-billion dollar biotech company called GeneCo begins to
manufacture salvation — for a price — offering simple payment plans to
those lacking the necessary funds to purchase new body parts outright. But
all financed organs are subject to default procedures, including
repossession at the hand of the notorious organ repo men.