Plot: 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.
Cast: Sarah Brightman, Anthony Head, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino, & Alexa
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Writer: Terrence Zdunich, Darren Smith
Official Site: repo-opera.com
On behalf of Lionsgate, we're proud to present to you the official trailer for REPO! THE
The new official website for REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA is now online. REPO is a musical
thriller starring Sarah Brightman, Anthony Head, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino, &
Alexa Vega. 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.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV) and produced by Twisted
Pictures and Lionsgate, this futuristic horror rock opera stars Paul Sorvino (GOODFELLAS),
Alexa Vega (SPY KIDS), Paris Hilton (HOUSE OF WAX), Anthony Head (TV’s “Buffy the
Vampire Slayer”), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Ogre (from the band Skinny Puppy)
and world-renowned opera singer Sarah Brightman (Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”).
By fusing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and BLADE RUNNER, this unique production will
modernize the “rock opera” genre with original music and rich, dark production design.
This tailer was presented almost a week ago but we figured it was worth a second
viewing. Especially since it took us a while to actually report it here on our site. If you
head over to ifilm you can check out the trailer for REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA.
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”), and Alexa
Vega (“Spy Kids”) 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
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.
Online since: February 20th, 2006