Repo! The Genetic Opera (2006)
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2006 short film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. This 10-minute trailer was shot to promote the real film Repo! The Genetic Opera. The trailer starred Michael Rooker and Shawnee Smith. It showcased the songs "21st Century Cure" and "Zydrate Anatomy". In 2007 shooting of the official film began in Canada. It was released by Lionsgate Films with limited release. Repo! The Genetic Opera before becoming a movie was originally a stage play created by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. The ten minute opera was titled The Necromerchant's Debt which told the macabre tale of a graverobber and the Genetic Repoman. Due to the big success of the small opera Smith and Zdunich went on to make Repo! The Genetic Opera which was a stage play they played in its own theatre in New York in 2002. Darren Lynn Bousman who directed the feature film directed the first stage play.