Death Upgraded: Date with Death

The Story

What if a simple DNA test could predict the exact day and means of your death?  What if you could preempt it, change it or somehow avoid it?  A DNA research scientist claims to have discovered a method of predicting death through DNA analysis and because death is predicted and foreknown, several participants who have signed up to his experiment, curiously begin to explore whether it can then be avoided or if it actually becomes a self fulfilling prophecy which has engraved itself upon their very lives.  Their numbers suddenly start to dwindle however, somewhat prematurely and it rapidly starts to dawn upon those that remain that they may have to fight for their lives as the scientist responsible for the DNA research actually needs their deaths to occur and is determined to usher those in as swiftly as possible, in order to back up his hypothesis and secure billions in funding. Written by Jill Thrussell.

This project forms a part of an anthology collection called Death Upgraded which is a six part anthology collection that explores the possible impact technology could have in the future upon death.  Each segment is 80 minutes long and some segments will be considered for cinematic release as indie films.

Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller 

Developed from: Downloadable, Virtual Fatal Futures and Sophisticated.  Working titles: Date with Death/The Day You Die.