Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Guillermo del Toro 'Spliced': Vincenzo Natali's SPLICE To Premiere In Sitges

In March we posted an update on Vincenzo Natali's Splice with some photos from the set. The film suddenly disappeared off the radar until now.

Todd Brown of TwitchFilm reports Splice will premiere at The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia which runs October 1st to 12th. While distribution politics have kept the film out of the big North American festivals, the Spanish genre fest in Sitges - one of the premiere festivals of its type in the world - have just announced their competition titles.

Guillermo del Toro is one of the Executive Producers of the film. He is currently in New Zealand working on The Hobbit. He recently updated fans on his current projects.

Director Natali says that the film is: “…about finding humanity in the monster and… the monsters that lurk within humanity.”

Clive and Elsa are superstars of the genetic engineering world. They specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create fantastical new hybrids. The charismatic couple wants to use human DNA in a new hybrid - something that could yield astronomical medical benefits. The pharmaceutical company that funds their research, however, is more interested in exploiting their earlier triumphs for easier, short-term profit. Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiment. The result is Dren: an amazing creature who exhibits an array of unexpected developments, both physical and intellectual. Dren exceeds their wildest dreams... and, ultimately, their most terrifying nightmare.

The Splice movie trailer or clip is not available anywhere online. If anyone has a clip please share it.

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