Saturday, February 26, 2011


Lorigen Engineering from JimTheFilm on Vimeo.
This movie looks very interesting to me (H/T Mary Meets Dolly). From the plot:

Being steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He is stopped short by a vision of his deceased wife who convinces him that he should instead focus his remaining resources into an act of creation. Armed with his wife’s frozen eggs and a new resolve, Jim secures the services of a large biotech firm to help him create an heir who will be engineered to overcome the obstacles of common men.

Meanwhile in the distant future Niskaa, the leader of a group of genetically modified beings, controls a race of worker clones in a super-industrialized, post-human Earth. As he tries to restore his decrepit empire he comes face to face with a young clone that shows an unprecedented capacity for reason and empathy. Somehow connected to Jim via dreams, the clone manifests secrets of Nature that Niskaa has not accounted for…
Here is the web site for the movie, and the trailer. Caveat - I have not seen this movie, just what I present here.

I think clones connected through dreams is a bit off-beat, but still, the trailer looks good and it has the potential to be a decent cautionary tale genre sci-fi thriller. When I first heard the title of the movie I thought of Huckleberry Finn (which has sadly, or humorously, been in the news lately) and it would have been a potential theme if only the child had been named Jim instead of the father.

If you are interested in similar films until this comes to a theater near you, try the excellent movie The Island and Gattaca. Know of any other similar films worth watching?


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