UPDATE: Polley and Brody to Star in Splice


UPDATE: You can find concept artwork for the film here!

Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody have been cast in Splice, a science fiction thriller being directed by Vincenzo Natali, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is being produced by Steven Hoban of Copperheart Entertainment and executive produced by Franck Chorot of Gaumont. Guillermo del Toro is an executive producer and Don Murphy and Susan Montford also are executive producing via their Angry Films.

The story explores a dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two young scientists (Polley and Brody) 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.

The screenplay was written by Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor. Production is slated to begin in November in Toronto.