Friday, March 5, 2010

'Splice' Hits Theatres This Summer

Splice the genre-warping creature feature will be entering the blockbuster arena of the Summer 2010 lineup.

Splice premiered in North America at Sundance earlier this year and garnered rave reviews from industry sci-fi and horror fans. The film is executive produced by Guillermo del Toro (The Hobbit, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy I & II, Blade II) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Paris, je t'aime). Natali's Cube is one of the greatest thrillers ever made, it is the Godfather of scifi thriller movies.

Producer Joel Silver and his Dark Castle label distributed by Warner Bros recently closed a distribution deal for the genetic mutation thriller Splice. It will give the film a wide summer release on 3,000 screens, and a P&A commitment north of $25 million, and more likely in the vicinity of $35 million to $40 million.

Splice is a modern Frankenstein story, starring Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody as genetic scientists who create humanoid life with nightmarish consequences.

WB has planned a June 4th release date.

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