I let this story slip under the radar when it broke a few days ago, so thanks to ThePlaylist for the reminder. The story is that Hayden Christensen, after having his career destroyed by George Lucas dialogue, is starring in, I swear I’m not making this up, “The Genesis Code.” Hmm, that sounds like a total rip-off of the Da Vinci Code it’s tapping into a proven market hungry for this type of story. It’s set to be directed by David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, The Final Destination).
The story follows a former national security expert, played by Christensen, who, while investigating the murder of his only sister and her young son, discovers that a religious sect called The Shadow of the Cross may be involved. With the help of his sister’s friend Ana, they follow the clues to a clinic in the mountains of Italy, where a terrifying secret experiment has been conducted – successfully. The results are so threatening to the foundation of the Church that they will do anything to keep it from being revealed. [Collider]
See, the key to tapping into a proven market is to just take elements of the original and rename it so that it’s more obvious what it is. Da Vinci Code —> The Genesis Code. The Illuminati —> Shadow of the Cross. Wall E —> The Curious Trash Robot. Tom Hanks —> Hayden Christensen. Oh, but the lulz don’t end there. Come with me after the jump if you want to read some awesomely asinine press release quotes.
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