Warner Bros. has released a new batch of images from their upcoming horror/sci-fi movie “Splice” from writer/director Vincenzo Natali. The film stars Sarah Polley (“Dawn of the Dead”) and Adrien Brody (“Predators”), and if it’s anything like previous Natali films, it should be technically excellent and thought-provoking. As an aside: In case you’ve never seen it, I recommend checking out Natali’s very surreal movie “Nothing”, starring Natali muse David Hewlett. It’s one of his lesser known gems. Then again, most of Natali’s films until now can be called lesser known gems, so just check any of them out.
Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground–risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.
Starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, David Hewlett, Abigail Chu, Stephanie Baird, Amanda Brugel, Brandon McGibbon, and directed by Vincenzo Natali.
Get spliced June 4, 2010.
Three of the new images below. Get the rest and videos at our “Splice” preview page.