Splice is a movie from producer Guillermo del Toro that’s been around for a while now, but with only words and a few very intriguing and creepy images to go by. The fate of the movie is still yet to be decided, and each and every day that passes by seems to point more toward the movie getting the feared direct to DVD treatment that great looking movies like Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘R Treat have been getting. Whatever the fate of Splice may be, it now has its first clip from the movie.
Basically, the premise is that there’s a pair of scientists who find a way to genetically engineer a new living being by splicing together human genes and animal genes. As you might imagine, the results are a bit…un-natural. The clip that has been released shows the scientists as they deal with a stage of the creature that has escaped. In case you missed them, a bunch of the above-mentioned images were released a while back (Read: New Images From Guillermo Del Toro-Produced ‘Splice’). It helps to check them out and see the spliced hybrid creation before watching the new clip!
Click over to the other side to read the official synopsis and check out the video!
The film is about 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.
Splice stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, and is directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube), who also wrote the script with Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor.