Marcus Nispel to helm clone movie ‘Conception’

Marcus Nispel – helmer of next week’s Friday The 13th remake – has revealed plans to direct a film about cloning.

Speaker to reporters about the project, the German director likened it to John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man.

“There’s a movie that I’m interested in,” he said. “A great movie about cloning, it’s called Immaculate Conception. 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.”

Friday The 13th is in Irish cinemas Friday, Feb 13th.