Dimension Films Set for Adaptation of 'How to Defeat Your Own Clone'
by Alex Billington
July 5, 2011
More futuristic comedy craziness. Dimension Films has announced that they've acquired rights to adapt the futuristic comedy guidebook How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution, written by Kyle Kurpinski & Terry D. Johnson. Set to pen the adaptation is Edward Ricourt, an up-and-coming writer who went through the Marvel program and also wrote Now You See Me. There's no director attached yet. "I'm excited to be working with [The Gotham Group] and Ed Ricourt and feel this story has a fun and unique take on cloning that will be an entertaining movie," said Bob Weinstein.
Here's the amusing synopsis that came with the press release - you can pick up the book for $8.36 online.
In the year 2013 the first human clone was created and within years clones were in most homes only to be taken advantage of by their human owners and treated as slaves. Following a revolution, civil war erupted between Mankind and their Clone creations who were fighting for their freedom. The Clones won. In this new world where Clones dominate, we follow Ethan on his quest to turn the tide of the war back in our favor against impossible odds. Clones may have the same DNA blueprint as humans, but they are younger, stronger, healthier and more evolved. Is Mankind prepared to outsmart and defeat their own clones?
How to Defeat Your Own Clone is being produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein & Eric Robinson at The Gotham Group. "When I first found this book, I knew it had amazing potential for an exciting and unique film, and Ed Ricourt has delivered upon that potential. As a producer, I couldn't be more energized to be in business with Bob and my former colleagues at TWC/Dimension. This is the right home for this movie." This sounds like it could be pretty cool, but it depends if they aim towards "young adults", or older, R-rated age groups, as that will make all the difference. We'll keep you updated on their progress with this adaptation.
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