We've been waiting around for a Splice trailer since word first popped about the sci-fi horror movie. The film has been a long time coming, but it's almost here. While we can't vouch for this being the official trailer, it sure is cool. And something tells me if you liked Species you're going to love this.
The trailer itself is a fantastic blend of well-paced suspense and an action-packed montage ending. Starring Adrien Brody (Predators) and Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead), the film is produced by Guillermo Del Toro (The Hobbit) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Paris, je' taime).
Images from Slice showed up just over a year ago, but once it got a distribution deal from Warner Bros., only a few weeks passed before a release date was announced. The only plot synopsis around is on IMDB, and even that can't be considered official:
"Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly."
The trailer, which is making the rounds via YouTube, still needs to be officially is confirmed as official. Apart from saying "we changed the rules," which is a movie line that constantly gets on my nerves, this trailer is the epitome of cool. Right off the bat you know something will go wrong, and when it does, you feel locked in along with the two scientists.
What I love is how reminiscent the trailer is of Species. I used to absolutely love that movie. Maybe it was the time in my life it came out, but there's nothing more badass than a lady monster running around killing people and using its sexuality as a weapon.
Splice almost feels like a movie that should have been made when the hype over cloning and stem cell research was at its peak. But frankly, that topic is never untimely. And whether the premise is relatable or not, the film looks like a scary enough, combining elements of sci-fi and monster movie horror.
Splice will be in theaters on June 4, 2010.
Source: YouTube and IMDb