Take a look at the latest ads from Lorigen Engineering, a company that wants to build you a better baby. Plus three new zombie flicks, and a talking shell with a sweet attitude.
Jim was written and directed by Jeremy Morris-Burke — the film tells the story of Jim, a man from the not-so-distant future, and his dead wife's frozen eggs. Jim's disgusted by the state of the world, and decides to go ahead and allow a bio-tech company, Lorigen Engineering, to experiment on his wife's frozen eggs. This creates the perfect breed of terror-resistant humans. Here's the first-ever video of the company's first commercial. But that's not all — apparently this film has a two-pronged timeline, as the other half of this film focuses on the leader of a clone army and her strange connection to this Jim. We think the picture below represents this subplot. Color us curious, Jim creators. The film opens in NY October 8th.
Here's the official synopsis:
Being steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He is stopped short by a vision of his deceased wife who convinces him that he should instead focus his remaining resources into an act of creation. Armed with his wife's frozen eggs and a new resolve, Jim secures the services of a large biotech firm to help him create an heir who will be engineered to overcome the obstacles of common men.
Meanwhile in the distant future Niskaa, the leader of a group of genetically modified beings, controls a race of worker clones in a super-industrialized, post-human Earth. As he tries to restore his decrepit empire he comes face to face with a young clone that shows an unprecedented capacity for reason and empathy. Somehow connected to Jim via dreams, the clone manifests secrets of nature that Niskaa has not accounted for…
Ninjas Vs. Zombies
Not to be confused with the 1987 film Zombie Vs. Ninja, Ninjas Vs. Zombies is about the undead fighting crafty warriors with throwing stars. Anyway, the DVD for NvZ is officially released come August 24th. So walk, don't run (because only crappy zombies run) to your local indie retailer. If you need more of a synopsis than the title, here's the latest DVD release trailer: