Dimension Films Will Show Us ‘How to Defeat Your Own Clone’

I’ve read some excerpts from Max Brooks’ famous The Zombie Survival Guide, which is an informational text designed to help its reader survive a zombie apocalypse, but until now I never knew that there was also a guide that lets you know how to defeat your clone when he inevitably rises up and decides to overthrow you. Thankfully, Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson’s book “How to Defeat Your Own Clone” is just that. Knowing how to survive zombies is nice, just in case; but knowing how to defeat your own clone is going to be essential. Cloning technology is developing at a fast clip, and I’m certain that any clone of mine would be a real asshole. Thankfully, Kurpinski and Johnson are no longer alone in their efforts, as Dimension Films has joined them in educating the public.

Dimension has acquired the rights to the book and they’ve set Ed Ricourt to the task of adapting it into a screenplay. How do you turn a how-to manual into a narrative story? I’m not sure, but hopefully Ricourt knows. For what it’s worth, here’s how Dimension has described their vision for the film via press release…

“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?”

I guess Dimension has done a good enough job with their press release so far, as they’ve made me aware of the fact that this book exists, and the good reviews on Amazon have inspired me to throw it on my reading queue. Do we have any readers out there who are already fans of this book? If so, do you think it’s going to make a good movie? Let us know in the comments.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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