As you’ll see throughout the day, I’m catching up on a weekend lost to travel and various events of boozing, which means that we’ve missed a few really great trailer releases. I wouldn’t hold these from you, dear reader, as even if they are late — they are still very interesting. The first is the Vincenzo Natali directed cloning thriller Splice, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. It’s one of the few movies that I was kicking myself upon missing at Sundance this year, as it was one of the most talked about genre films to come out of the year’s opening fest. It tells the story of two idealistic scientists who go against traditional ethics (and laws) to create a new kind of species. And like all new kinds of species, this one turns out to be very dangerous. It never turns out that the hybrid species is friendly — I wonder why that is. Because it wouldn’t make an interesting enough film, that’s why. As you can see below, this one uses the new creature as a nightmare, making it all the more interesting.
Splice will be in theaters June 4, 2010. The official synopsis and first trailer are below, courtesy of Warner Bros.
The sci-fi thriller Splice stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa, who specialize in splicing together 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 conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. And though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate—and threatens to become their worst nightmare.