We’ve got a new clip, a new hi-res image and some additional (read: old) images from Splice, the upcoming sci-fi/horror from director Vincenzo Natali (Cube). The film stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead) as two scientists who start playing with DNA splicing and have it all turn out well…or not.
The film has been making the festival rounds but still no word on when it might get a U.S. release. Hopefully the clip and these images provided by Bloody-Disgusting will help pique YOUR interests so that we can get a proper look at this film over here in the states.
Here’s the official synopsis for Splice:
Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal-human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism, until she makes a final shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them … and the rest of humanity.
Sounds kind of interesting, right? Let’s see how it looks:
Watching that I couldn’t help but imagine an uncooked Thanksgiving turkey suddenly jumping up out of the sink and running off, LOL! Still, some of the images you’re about to see let you know how serious things get for Clive and Elsa as their creature starts to – ahem – “mature.”
“What the hell did you do, lady?”
“Just stepped out for a snack…”
Finally we have this new hi-res image courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting (click for a larger version).
Splice looks interesting enough; it seems to be both an interesting sci-fi story and a creature-fueled horror flick, so I’m sure sci-fi and horror fans both will be picking apart pretty thoroughly. We’ll see if the film holds up.
Cube made Natali into something of a name in the cult sci-fi circles – just the other day a friend of mine was freaking out on me because I haven’t seen it. According to said friend, Natali knows how to put together a film according to the strengths of the story (and has a keen sense of space management). So consider my interests piqued.
What did you think – should we be pushing for Splice to get a U.S. run?