Man, there's a lot of super-scary future horrors we gotta prepare for...
Dimension Films has bought the rights to "How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution," by Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson, reported Deadline. The script is being adapted by Ed Ricourt, an alum of the Marvel writing program.
The book, as you might guess, is a handy guide to besting a replica of yourself, and was written as a joke. Considering that Dimension is making the film, we'd guess it's gonna to keep its sense of humor, while ramping up the horror angle.
Here's a taste of book's official synopsis:
For decades, science fiction has been alerting us to the wonders and perils of our biotech future—from the prospects of gene therapy to the pitfalls of biological warfare. Now that future looms before us. Don’t panic! This book is all you need to prepare for the new world that awaits us, providing indispensable cautionary advice on topics such as
• bioenhancements: They’re not just for cyborgs anymore.
• DNA sequencing and fingerprinting: What’s scarier than the government having your DNA on file? Try having it posted on the Internet.
• human cloning: Just like you, only stronger, smarter, and more attractive. In other words: more dangerous.
Now, from everything we've learned about cloning, from Michale Keaton in "Multiplicity," and Dolly the Sheep and all the failed attempts that preceded her, it's our understanding that defeating your clone shouldn't be all that hard. As things are copied, a little bit is lost, meaning your clone can't be as smart or strong as you -- how hard could it be to defeat a weaker, dumber you?