In the future, you'll be able to pay for new organs on credit, just like decorating your home. But what happens when you can't payoff the new body parts you've been enjoying? That's the premise of not one but two new films coming out next year. And one of them is a musical. Only in Hollywood.
In one corner, you have Director Darren Lynn Bousman's independent effort with Lionsgate, Repo! The Genetic Opera. Weighing in on the studio side is Repossession Mambo from Universal. While Repo! stars Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton, Mambo has Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. Both are about people who pay for body organs on credit, and then find out what happens when they can't pay the bills. So long new set of lungs!
To make things even more bizarre, Bousman blogged that they are sharing post-production facilities with Repossession Mambo. Talk about being able to see what the enemy is up to. He remains steadfast that his film will trump Mambo, and points out they "We really did start this Opera shit!" He seems to have a valid argument as well, since he'd already shot a short version of Repo! in 2006, and used it to pitch the feature to studios. Plus his movie has singing and dancing and... Paris Hilton.
One of these is a dramatic movie, and the other one looks like a Rocky Horror Picture Show for a new generation. We'll let you decide which is which.
Every so often two films come down the pipeline with the same basic plot and smash into each other. Once the dust settles, a winner is declared, and the loser slinks into bargain bins and late-night showings on cable TV. This gave us such memorable box office battles as Armageddon vs. Deep Impact, Volcano vs. Dante's Peak, A Bug's Life vs. Antz, and Transformers vs. Transmorphers.
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