April 2, 2006
Gene Generation in Theaters This Summer
Cyberpunkreview contributor, “Case” has been in discussions with the director for the Gene Generation, a movie coming to theaters this summer. Case passes along a description of the film written by the director himself:
“In the dark decadent world of our future, Mankind has found themselves close to the extinction with the last city on Earth. Forced to implement a controversial Natural Selection process, the government built a wall surrounding the last city named Olympia. By a careful selection process using our genes and DNA, the Kalafkan Government chose only the best and most promising to survive the destruction of Olympia, before building a new city where it once was. This process led to a crime known as DNA Hacking, where people steal genes and DNA in hopes of entering Demeter. The government started hiring assassins, to take out and kill these hackers who have polluted the system. In exchange, the Assassins are granted entry to Demeter. Michelle (Bai Ling) is one of those Assassins. Forced to render her services to the government by any means necessary, Michelle can only hope that death wouldn’t take her soul down like Olympia would. The Gene Generation is a science fiction movie about romance, revenge and redemption”
The description certainly sounds pretty close to cyberpunk in themes, and considering that Case is posting this, I’m guessing the film qualifies. In any event, Bai Ling in Black Leathers kicking ass is enough for me to show significant interest! I have no idea the budget involved, but hopefully Case can enlighten us. The Gene Generation stars Bai Ling (one of my favorites! :)), Parry Shen, Alec Newman, and Faye Dunaway, and is directed by Pearry Reginald Teo.
Mr. Teo, best of luck in finalizing your film!