Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country. Edit Translation
Deadline reported from Cannes that Erik Feig's Picturestart and Patrick Wachsberger's Picture Perfect Entertainment are developing, producing and attached to finance an English-language remake of Bad Genius, based on the 2017 teen heist movie written and directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya. The original film followed a genius scholarship student who starts a cheating crime ring in order to pay her way through school, and is hired to pull off an impossible heist to help the rich, privileged kids at her school pass a college-admissions test.
There's no denying that an aspiring evil genius gets a payoff for all this effort. Unlocking items and traps through research is pretty satisfying, but watching the items in action is a big step up from reading the descriptions. Most room items get your minions involved, and when you zoom right down to it, the animation is quite fluid and usually pretty amusing. Some of the most active items are in the training areas, including dummies that have workers punch and kick their way into shape, a dojo for martial artists, and a bunch of handshaking robots to train ingratiating diplomats. Some items play it straight, while others are there almost purely as a gag, such as the smarts-enhancing sci-fi machine that literally washes brains. While most objectives don't get their own cutscenes, there are plenty that end with a comical interrogation sequence ingeniously involving some ordinary device.
A high-octane thriller about a group of entrepreneurial high school seniors who team up to take down a rigged college admissions system. A certified genius agrees to supply her new group of friends with answers for each test in exchange for money at their new school, risking everything she had worked so hard for.
Bad Genius made headlines mainly because it opened at No.2 in China. As of now it has made over US$23 million (over 750 million baht) in that market and, according to ComScore, which tracks box offices worldwide, the Thai film was the sixth-ranked title globally last weekend. The film was also a big hit in Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In China, there was a report of a student in Sichuan making a ramshackle shrine of the film's protagonist -- the "genius" of the title -- and call her the "Goddess of Exams". Pray at the altar of academic excellence: Superstition, communism and imported pop-culture aren't that strange bedfellows after all. 041b061a72