Updated: Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 1:47 PM MDT
Published : Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 1:47 PM MDT
Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground--risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition.
The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments.
At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.
"Splice" stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody ("The Pianist," "Hollywoodland," "King Kong"); Sarah Polley ("Dawn of the Dead," "The Secret Life of Words"), also a Best Screenplay Oscar® nominee for "Away From Her"; and newcomer Delphine Chaneac ("The Pink Panther") in the role of the creature Dren.
"Splice" is directed by Vincenzo Natali ("Paris je t'aime," "Cube") from a screenplay by Natali & Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor, story by Vincenzo Natali & Antoinette Terry Bryant. The film is produced by Steven Hoban and executive produced by Joel Silver and Sidonie Dumas. Also serving as executive producers are Guillermo del Toro, Susan Montford, Don Murphy, Christophe Riandee and Yves Chevalier.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Tetsuo Nagata (Cesar Award winner for "La mome" and "La chambre des officiers"); editor Michele Conroy (Directors Guild of Canada Award winner for "Nothing"); production designer Todd Cherniawsky (art director, "Avatar"); and costume designer Alex Kavanagh (the "Saw" films). The music is by Cyrille Aufort.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Dark Castle Entertainment, a Copperheart Entertainment/Gaumont Production of a Vincenzo Natali film, "Splice." "Splice" will be distributed in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
In theaters Friday, June 4, 2010.
The film has been rated R by the MPAA for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
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