Finally, An Update On ‘Splice’ (Plus New Images!)

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It’s been almost 16 months since we’ve heard anything new about the creepy sci-fi film Splice, but today we finally have something new for you. Some new images from the film have made their way online and we have a target release date for this Guillermo del Toro produced film.

We first brought this movie to your attention in November 2007 and it looked intriguing to say the least. Splice revolves around two geneticists (played by Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) who decide to throw ethics out the window and experiment with splicing together the genes of a human with that of animals. They illegally create a hybrid and try to hide her from the world.

As you can no doubt guess, this probably doesn’t end well.

We posted the first images from Splice back then (warning, some of those contain nudity and are NSFW), and today we have a new batch of images from the film courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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Sarah Polley examines a creepy living biological mass in Splice

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Sarah Polley and the fully grown creature played by Delphine Chanéac

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Delphine Chanéac in a scene from Splice

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Another creepy creature from the film Splice

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The film is directed by Vincenzo Natali, who’s other noteworthy accomplishment was the most excellent 1997 sci-fi horror film Cube, and of course I don’t need to fill you in on Guillermo del Toro’s background in creating films with fantastic and surreal creatures. This is one film that I’m looking forward to.

Right now Splice tentatively scheduled to open on September 18, 2009.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. For a mutant, Delphine looks pretty good. :-P

    This is one film I am totally hyped for.

  2. They crossed a guinea pig with a potato!

  3. See CYPHER for another brilliant Natali film.

    This collaboration really looks interesting.

  4. Looks like my child, I should be more careful who I go home with

  5. thanx Vic.
    so glad 2 finally get sum news on this film.

  6. What? This looks insane.

  7. I wonder how many fanboys would still want to see this, if the main spiced character was an ugly dude? How many more ways, reasons and excuses are filmmakers going to find to get hot females semi naked for the camera?

    OMG those are two of the dumbest questions I’ve ever asked, like the answers aren’t so blindingly obvious already.

  8. @charles darwin

    Are you familiar with H.R. Giger’s art? I think that’s the point here – to make a hybrid that is somehow both alluring yet repulsive at the same time.

    Really messes with your head and I think that’s the genius of this.


  9. I think “another creepy creature” is a young Delphine, and the “creepy living biological mass” looks like a Nessie looking towards the viewer..

    Looks curiously good.

  10. Nice eyes.

    And what a tail!..

  11. So, what makes this a horror movie? The fact that she’s a mix of animal and human or that Adrian Brody is in the movie? Or both?

  12. One day something like this will be a reality…

    Now that’s scary.

    In the future, it will probably be how we pick our new pets.

  13. @ Manowar

    Actually its been researched that people pick pets that look like them so the future of which you speak of is near.

    Looks like an interesting flick. I think it will be more sci-fi than horror though.

  14. As far as I can tell the creature is supposed to start off grotesque and become more beautiful, more alluring as she grows. I myself was strangely attracted to the form of the creature while simultaneously realizing that if this creature existed I may just wet myself. Del Toro, Natali: you are sick, sick men. Kudos!

  15. I was wondering if you had any more info about the release of Splice? I’ve been searching and searching with no luck.

  16. USA 18 September 2009 (limited)
    Belgium 30 September 2009
    Spain October 2009 (Sitges International Festival of Fantastic and Horror Cinema)
    Netherlands 14 January 2010
    France 17 February 2010
    Finland 26 March 2010

    this is all I could find. Was it released anywhere in the US?

  17. This is the latest we have on this – there’s really not a lot of news on the film although it looks very interesting.


  18. Well, Sept. 18th is today, but I don’t see it playing anywhere.

  19. Rottentomatoes says Sept. 30th.

  20. Yeah Ive exhausted all of my search options and come up with a great big goose egg.

    This movie is not currently playing in theaters.

  21. Wow, thank you for the quick responses!
    I’ve been extremely excited for this movie since I first read about it a couple months ago. I’m a fan of Vincenzo Natali’s work (Nothing, Cube, Cypher, Elevated). I find it very frustrating that there’s still no trailer or website for Splice yet. I’ve emailed the company that IMDB says will be distributing it in the US. Even their website has nothing…

    Thanks again for taking the time to look. ^_^

    I guess I’ll just have to be patient. *grumble*

  22. wow looks i want to hear they are going to do a remake of creature from the black lagoon,underworld the begining,the loch by steve alten,island of dr moreau,jurassic park 4,and of course a resident evil remake like the first video game to keep it scary and not so actiony. these are what i really want to see and a hulk sequel.

  23. I’ve been told there’s some sort of snafu with distributors on this so it’s in a bit of a holding pattern.


  24. So I wonder which they kept more in mind “Species/Alien” or “Frankenstein?” Hopefully they took the test audience evaluation to heart and are at least recutting it. Most anyone else thinking, straight to DVD?

  25. Awesome! I realize that some Christian-right wackos are giving this the thumbs up (cause it's another ant-biotech message), but, had I been blessed with a super-brain, advanced physical structure, beauty, things would've been a lotttttt easier.

    And, no, the challenges I faced did not make me a better, sweeter, or stronger person-just more angry, bitter and jaded! GO BIOTECH!!!

    • have fun being eaten my your own creation my friend im against biotech not for fear of God but fear what might happened. People who play god will always create their own satan.