Science fiction or science fact?
Possibly closer to science fact than science fiction, Gene-X tells the story of maverick research scientist Tom Gray’s discovery of the gene that will cure cancer. Convinced by the young nurse he is falling in love with that his breakthrough may be the last chance to save the life of a dying boy on her ward, Tom prematurely uses his material on the child with breathtaking success.
When the news reaches the head of his Institute, rather than being reprimanded, Tom finds his discovery being taken over by a large pharmaceutical company. Too late, Tom is led by the theft of his research material to discover the flaw in his creation — a brain tumour that results in violent behaviour. His attempt to get the Gene-X of his creation back in the bottle is met with a cover-up that will cost him his job, and others, their lives.
Principal photography in Sydney was between 31 May 2005 and 8 July 2005. Picture lock-off was reached in early February 2006 and post production was completed in September 2006.