Splice, the new film by Vincenzo Natali (Cube) has been the subject of a lot of talk for a long time, especially since it’s been tagged with the header “Guillermo del Toro Presents” – big endorsement for a sci-fi/horror film.

In our last update, we let you know that Warner Bros. and super-producer Joel “The Matrix” Silver were looking to distribute Splice and now we know when the movie will be officially hitting theaters.

Who would’ve guessed that Splice would be entering the blockbuster arena of the Summer 2010 lineup?

That’s right, Splice has been given a June 4th release date by WB, placing it alongside the Ashton Kutcher/Katherine Heigl action-rom-com Killers and the pet-friendly kids film, Marmaduke. Against that sort of competition, I’d say that Splice is being released at exactly the right time for a strong box office showing.

For those not familiar, Splice stars Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead) as two hot-shot scientists who specialize in gene splicing. After successfully splicing several animal species into a hybrid organism, the pair decide to go a step further and introduce human DNA into the mix. The resulting lifeform may be the next rung in the evolutionary ladder – or humanity’s worst nightmare.

Splice has been buzzed about for so long now I almost have no choice but to see it. The reaction at Sundance was admittedly mixed, but those who liked it really liked it. If you haven’t seen the clips and stills from Splice, you should definitely take a look. Might get your interest up.

As stated, Splice will be in theaters on June 4, 2010.

Source: Bloody Disgusting