Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are partnering on Repo! The Genetic Opera, to be helmed by Saw II and Saw III director Darren Lynn Bousman. He is reuniting with his collaborators on the horror franchise, the Twisted Pictures team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules.
The futuristic clone-age fantasy is based on an original story by co-composers and screenwriters Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith.
In the not-so-distant future when an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet, scientists gear for a massive organ harvest. A biotech giant comes up with easy organ payment plans, but all financed organs are subject to legal default, including repossession at the hands of repo men.
The idea for the feature came to Bousman when he directed the first theater run of “Repo! The Genetic Opera” in 2002. The stage play had several runs in Los Angeles and New York.
Producers are looking to bring the project in for under $25 million.