In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, battling her past demons and trying to keep her younger and extroverted brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved in a petty crime of robbery, he propels himself into the world of DNA Hackers, Shylocks (Loan Sharks) and Gang Fights.The Gene Generation stars Bai Ling as Michelle, with a supporting cast that includes Parry Shen and Faye Dunaway. According to the film's Myspace profile, it's based on the comic DNA Hacker Chronicles.
- Plot Summary of The Gene Generation
While the poster proclaims "coming soon", the official web site says "Summer 2006", and IMDb indicates the movie was released on October 31, 2007. The film's Myspace blog was updated on January 1st to say "We signed on Traction Media before the holidays and this year, we will be working on strategy for releasing this movie (FINALLY!)." I wouldn't be surprised if it never saw the the inside of a movie theater.
So, why post about it here (other than giving Bai Ling's fans a sexy crotch shot)? For some reason the companion "DNA Hacking" web site just makes me smile. It might be the image of multiple robots arms "hacking" a DNA strand, or perhaps it's the background rock music with the occasional binky sound thrown in for scienceness. It could be the poorly written explanation of DNA Hacking which caries the warning:
DNA Hacking has cause the results of many health hazards, most notably, death. But while the majority of DNA Hacks are mainly to instill a certain statement, many DNA Hackers have been known to use their skills as a tool for vengeance or revenge, usually for a legit cause.But I think the thing I like best is the thinly disguised attempt to go viral (in the internet sense) with the option to "DNA Hack Your Enemies" via e-mail. As the site says, it's
"A total anoynamous way to get revenge. If you were a victim, why not send one to every suspect you can think of."If only I could hack the genes of my enemies via e-mail in real life. I'd give the girl who was mean to me in 6th grade a pig's nose and a rat's tail. Vengeance would be mine! I would be as a god! Or, as the site says:
Some people call us gods for we utilize in our hands the very secret of life, death and the pain in between the senses.And it's that pain that makes us human, natch.
(Thanks to Aardvarchaeology for posting the poster)
Tags:science fiction, genetic engineering, The Gene Generation, DNA hacking, B-movies, Bai Ling