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Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Old 02-26-09, 09:33 AM
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Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Natali directing, Del Toro producing stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.

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.

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http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/15415
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

wow...that looks freaky. I'm so there....
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Been following this one for a long time. The creature design is outstanding, and Natali has had to remain in relative obscurity for entirely too long, so hopefully he can gain a bit more notariety from this. It's too bad that Del Toro, who's becoming as bad as Tim Burton and Tarantino in taking "name" credit for things he had little to do with, is likely to be the one plastered all over the marketing.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

whoaaaa... i'm stoked. i cannot believe what i'm seeing in those caps. this may be my most anticipated film in the next year.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Wow -- looks like a good time.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Twitch has done a number of articles and interviews on it already.

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/new-...it-your-skull/
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus View Post
It's too bad that Del Toro, who's becoming as bad as Tim Burton and Tarantino in taking "name" credit for things he had little to do with, is likely to be the one plastered all over the marketing.
To be fair, that gives these movies a lot of attention they wouldn't have had otherwise.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

^ And they are all good movies
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

official trailer is up
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

So it's the premise of Species (except swapping animal for alien DNA so I should really compare it to The Island of Dr. Moreau) starring the baby of It's Alive...

Meh. I might rent it. Maybe.

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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

I caught the trailer for this the other day and immediately thought of It's Alive. They even went so far as to say "It's Alive!" in the trailer. I'll probably just catch this on video.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

From just the title and Del Toro's involvement, I thought it might be a Bioshock movie.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

and then that creepy alien girl chases them through cube maze rooms!
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Wow, the dialog in the trailer sure was cheesy.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
Elsa....Clive....."It's alive!".....

And yet having De Niro's name be Lou Cyphre in Angel Heart didn't weigh it down at all.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

that is a pretty cool poster.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

I'm surprised more people aren't "talking" about this. I think Sarah Polley can do no wrong and since she doesn't seem to make a lot of movies, I've been following this film's progess for a long time.

At first I didn't think it would get much attention, but I've seen a lot of promotion for it lately and the early reviews seem to be very good.

We tend to wait for a lot of movies now to come out on blu, but we've already planned to see this with our best friends opening weekend.

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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Latest EW gave it a A-, which surprised me considering the genre.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

I was surprised to find all the good reviews on this.

86% on RT(12-2)

I'm gonna see it as it's rather rare to get good stuff in the 'horror' genre.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

i read i think on IMDB that the small indie studio Magnolia was set to buy it at sundance, but Joel Silver and Warner bought it instead, thats prob why a movie like this is getting much more press and advertising then it prob would have under Magnolia
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Went to a screening of Splice a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it.

The trailers are selling the film poorly, making it look like a monster/creature movie when it's actually much smarter than that.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Dren is the replacement word for shit in Farscape. Just found that funny.
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
Dren is the replacement word for shit in Farscape. Just found that funny.
In the film it comes from spelling "nerd" backwards...
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Re: Splice---Vincenzo Natali / Guillermo Del Toro

Originally Posted by CharlieK View Post
Latest EW gave it a A-, which surprised me considering the genre.
EW is owned by Time Warner, just FYI...

Caught the film as a screening last month and was severely underwhelmed. The effects are fine, but the acting is weak and the script is embarrassing at times, trying to pursue a silly faux-intellectual tone.

The climax is LOL-worthy. Lots of potential here, but the execution is piss-poor.

Wait for DVD.

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