'The Devil's Carnival': 'Repo: The Genetic Opera' Director Darren Bousman's Labor Of Love
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
Director Darren Bousman ("Saw II-IV," "Repo: The Genetic Opera") is saying goodbye to Hollywood studios -- for his new flick "The Devil's Carnival," anyway. After he and writer Terrance Zdunich poured their hearts and souls into cult classic "Repo: The Genetic Opera" only to have the studios give it a paltry two-theater release, they decided to take things into their own hands with "The Devil's Carnival," a macabre rock musical eagerly anticipated by "Repo"'s devoted fanbase.
Of course, no studio means no money, no distribution and a heck of a lot of work for Bousman and company. "It's all us. It's four dudes in a house updating the website, putting the merch out there, booking the theaters. There is no conglomerate behind us," Bousman explains.
This isn't the first time he's taken things into his own hands. After Lionsgate relegated "Repo" to just two theaters, Bousman begged them for the rights to run his own screenings for a month, and concocted a fun road show that attracted a
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