HOW TO DEFEAT YOUR OWN CLONE Getting Big Screen Outing July 6, 2011 Studio snaps up rights to adapt comedy guidebook. Dimension Films has acquired the screen rights to Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson’s popular futuristic comedy guidebook ‘How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution.’ Scribe Ed Ricourt (‘Now You See Me’), who was part of Marvel’s writing program, will be handling the adaptation. “In the year 2013, the first human clone was created and within years clones were in most homes only to be taken advantage of by their human owners and treated as slaves. Following a revolution, civil war erupted between Mankind and their Clone creations who were fighting for their freedom. The Clones won. In this new world where Clones dominate, we follow Ethan on his quest to turn the tide of the war back in our favor against impossible odds. Clones may have the same DNA blueprint as humans, but they are younger, stronger, healthier and more evolved. Is Mankind prepared to outsmart and defeat their own clones?” The movie will be produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson under their The Gotham Group banner. Taking about the project, Robinson said: “When I first found this book, I knew it had amazing potential for an exciting and unique film, and Ed Ricourt has delivered upon that potential. As a producer, I couldn’t be more energized to be in business with Bob and my former colleagues at TWC/Dimension. This is the right home for this movie.” A director has yet to be announced.