IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to the weak sci-fi thriller Errors of the Human Body. Written and directed by Eron Sheean, who penned last year’s The Divide, Errors is said to be an unsettling, stylistically bold look at the personal and ethical horrors of modern genetic engineering, oscillating quite ambiguously between pure science and terrifying science fiction. It stars Michael Eklund.
“Seeking a new laboratory to pursue his controversial genetic research, Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at the world-renowned Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in wintry Dresden, Germany. His contribution to their most top-secret project – a human regeneration gene – has the potential to make something extraordinary out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years. But when he uncovers a conspiracy amongst his colleagues, he finds instead something quite different: a terrifying new virus, with potentially both devastating and miraculous consequences for humanity – and for Geoff, who is not only its first victim, but its unwitting source.“