Hayden Christensen Sees ‘The Genesis Code’

Sees The Genesis Code

Hayden ChristsensenSource: Myriad Pictures

Hayden Christensen has had a lot of opportunities to wow me, but even after taking a pivotal role in one of my favorite film franchises and getting numerous high-profile gigs since, I haven’t been impressed. Maybe with a hot new project, he can finally change my mind and show the world that Shattered Glass wasn’t just a fluke.

Myriad Pictures today announced that he’d be starring in their upcoming thriller The Genesis Code, based on a novel of the same name John Case. The story follows a former national security expert (Christensen), who, while investigating the murder of his only sister and her young son, discovers that a religious sect called The Shadow of the Cross may be involved. With the help of his sister’s friend Ana, they follow the clues to a clinic in the mountains of Italy, where a terrifying secret experiment has been conducted – successfully. The results are so threatening to the foundation of the Church that they will do anything to keep it from being revealed.

David R. Ellis, a stunt specialist turned filmmaker who is known for high-octane thrillers like Final Destination 2 and Snakes On A Plane, is directing from a script by Kevin Bernhardt. Of course, neither of those previous efforts give me much hope in the project, so Christensen better bring the goods.