Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vincenzo Natali & Guillermo del Toro's 'Splice' Premieres at Sitges Today | Watch Clip

Presented by Guillermo Del Toro, whose multiple Oscar-winner “Pan’s Labyrinth” transformed the face of fantasy film, Splice is the long-awaited new thriller by Vincenzo Natali, whose debut feature, “Cube,” catapulted him to the forefront of genre specialists.

Splice is premiering at Sitges today. Watch the mysterious animal/human hybrid created by rogue scientists Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody, who decide to tamper with the laws of nature in the name of research.
IGN Video: Splice Movie Clip - It's Alive

The film itself was actually shot around the end of 2007 and has been waiting for a release date for ages. While it has dates around some of Europe, the UK and US are still waiting for their shot at.

Splice was written by director Vincenzo Natali and screenwriters Doug Taylor and Antoinette Terry Bryant.The script was originally meant to follow up Natali’s Cube (1997), but the budget and restricted technology hindered the project. In 2007, the project entered active development as a 75% Canadian and 25% French co-production, receiving a budget of $26 million. The director described the film: “Splice is very much about our genetic future and the way science is catching up with much of the fiction out there. “[This] is a serious film and an emotional one. And there’s sex… Very unconventional sex. The centerpiece of the movie is a creature which goes through a dramatic evolutionary process. The goal is to create something shocking but also very subtle and completely believable.”

And here's a featurette with Brody, Polley and director Vincenzo Natali (Cube), plus executive producer Guillermo del Toro.

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