Movie Review: Splice

Movie Review: Splice
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Starring Sarah Polley, Adrian Brody, Delphine Chanaec
Release date: June 4, 2010

On May 21, 2010, it was announced that Craig Ventor, made famous by his work on the Human Genome Project, had successfully created artificial, self-replicating life in a laboratory setting.

For the makers of Splice, the timing couldn’t have been better.

Canada, my own stomping ground, has a long and proud horror history that few people take notice of, and Splice is a smart edition to a genre that has been suffering from remake ennui. Warner Brothers, in conjunction with the good people at Dark Castle, have produced a smart, sexy modern day monster flick that pushes all the right buttons as the debate about biotechnology heats up.

Adrian Brody (The Pianist, King Kong) and Sarah Polley (Dawn of The Dead, Beowulf and Grendel) star as a pair of ultra-hip, cutting edge scientists in the employ of a global pharmaceutical company who have made a name for themselves designing artificial life forms. There first successful project was a pair named Fred and Ginger. The company hopes to profit on the enzymes that the pair create to cure livestock disease, but it’s the dream of the researchers hope to take their research to the next phase. In defiance of their corporate masters, they create a human genetic hybrid and that’s when the fit really hits the shan.

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Creepy Guillermo del Toro Produced ‘Splice’ Unveils Its First Clip
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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!

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