"Repo! The Genetic Opera" is an Epic of After-Market Body Parts

Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera is one of the two organ repossession movies coming out this year, and now it's gone viral with a creepy-looking donation poster (jump below see it) urging you to give until it hurts. This "Warnerian-Rocky Horror-meets-Bladerunner musical" takes place in a future where massive organ failures plague humankind. But the sickly masses can ward off death by financing an easy-clone organ implant from GeneCo. If you can't pay when the loan comes due, a repo agent will yank your fancy new organs like a bad tooth. And it's an opera, of course. We've got the awesome repo poster below.

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How did a movie like this get made? Bousman, who also directed Saw II through IV, first made a ten minute "trailer" of the stage production of Repo! in order to try to sell it as a film. These are the comic book-style opening titles that tell you what you're in store for. Hopefully the Hollywood executives he's just given the finished film to will see fit to unleash it on theaters.

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Annalee Newitz

But . . . Cop Rock! Isn't that proof enough that everything goes better with music?