Having directed remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Pathfinder (2007) and Friday the 13th (opens next week), it looks like Marcus Nispel may be looking for something a little more original to do. But he may be trying too hard, or perhaps not hard enough.
Consider this recent statement, via ShockTillYouDrop.com:
“There’s a movie that I’m interested in. A great movie about cloning, it’s called Immaculate Conception,” the German director said. “A girl gets pregnant, doesn’t know why. You think it goes like Rosemary’s Baby but it’s not a horror movie, though. You find out that she’s part of an experiment. A splinter group of the church found a rusty old nail in the hills of Golgotha and they’ve harvested the DNA they believe is from Jesus Christ. It’s like Marathon Man or Coma.”
Leaving aside the fact that Nispel, like many other people, seems to be confusing immaculate conceptions with the virginal kind, you have to give the guy credit for not trying to clone Jesus from the blood stains on the Shroud of Turin. Now that would be unoriginal.