Although I still have yet to see Saw II and III (and I probably won’t be seeing Saw IV this weekend either), I’ve really got nothing against director Darren Lynn Bousman. As a card-carrying member of the Splat Pack, I’m sure he does a great job at grossing people out — it’s just that James Wan’s first Saw movie disappointed me so much with its hammy acting that I lost interest in the series. Up next for Bousman, however, is a feature film adaptation of a musical he directed for the stage called Repo! The Genetic Opera, and I must admit to being somewhat curious. It stars Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, and Paris Hilton (yes, Paris Hilton), in a not so distant future where a health epidemic causes people to require replacement organs through financing programs.
The first teaser trailer premiered during the Spike TV Scream Awards yesterday, and although the premise sounded cool, I have to say this looks completely and utterly wack! I was also pretty annoyed by the music… which is a bit of a problem, since it’s a musical. The Rocky Horror Picture Show it ain’t. At least it’s something different I suppose, but personally I think Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd is looking a thousand times better than this if you want to talk horror musicals. Check out the teaser trailer below and give us your thoughts on this flick. Repo! The Genetic Opera is currently scheduled for release on April 25th.