Well for starters I didn't think this was a big deal. I mean its cool and all, but at first I didn't realize what exactly this project was that's popped up on the horizon. The film is called Splice, and it's a new sci fi to be written and directed by Vincenzo Natali of Cube fame. Well that's pretty cool in itself right? Add to that the casting of Sarah Polley, and Adrien Brody as the leads, and it sounds like something we should definitely take notice of. Especially with Guillermo del Toro producing.
And then these photos come out... This series of pre-production, and what I assume are concept photos for the film, and wow, they are totally fucked up. Ain't It Cool News has about 10 of them to view, you'll have to go there to check the rest out. and definitely do check them out, because this is just a extremely tame sample picture. These pics are very... i don't even know. Oh and they're not really safe for work either.
According to The Hollywood Reporter "The story explores a dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. They ignore the legal and ethical boundaries and introduce human DNA into their experiment." They are "the Bonnie and Clyde of genetics."
Filming begins in Toronto in January. Seriously, what the heck is this film....