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Aug 31,2010

The Genesis Code

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Looks as if The Genesis Code will be delayed due to David R. Ellis’s newest project Shark Night 3D. At least to Collider.

Back in May, we reported that director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane) had come on board to direct Shark Night 3D, even though a few days earlier he signed on to helm The Genesis Code with Hayden Christensen set to star. It now looks like Shark Night 3D will indeed be Ellis’ next project. Source

Jun 11,2010

Indie film mantra: Travel the world, save money

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In the world of independent film financing, it’s all about location, location, location. Hayden Christensen’s new thriller, “The Genesis Code,” is scheduled to begin filming in the fall in Spain, in large part because the country’s subsidies and tax credits translated into about 30 percent of the movie’s budget.

“Location is a huge factor,” says Myriad Films CEO Kirk D’Amico, who put together the deal for “The Genesis Code.” “Most countries see film as a clean, green industry. You come in, you make the movie, your film crew may have a drink after work but they’re not going to mess up your environment, and they spend money. That’s one reason these incentives have been put in place. Countries want to attract the kind of spending that comes with a film production.”

Location-based incentives, yoked with private-equity investors, have become increasingly important in the past couple of years. Bank investments have “constricted” from an average 40 percent per project to 10 or 15 percent, D’Amico says. “We shouldn’t call ourselves Myriad,” he jokes. “We should call ourselves the Cobbler Co. because we make these movies by cobbling together all these very disparate elements to put together a financing package.”

Jun 06,2010

Genesis Code Mention

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After “Shark Night”, Ellis is booked to do “War Monkeys”, based on the comic of the same name, a thriller with “Star Wars” actor Hayden Christensen, and something ‘fun’ with Milla Jovovich.

”War Monkeys is a fun script and, I guess you’d say, has a Snakes on a Plane-vibe about it. People haven’t seen Monkeys with guns!”, he says. “I also have a great script called Genesis Code with Hayden Christensen and another titled Bad Luck with Milla Jovovich. And there’s several others.”

“Genesis Code”, written by Kevin Bernhardt, tells of a former national security expert (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.