ComingSoon.net's ShockTillYouDrop.com talked to Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy" films, Pan's Labyrinth) about producing Splice, which hits theaters on Friday, June 4th. The site took part in a press conference with Del Toro, who spoke from New Zealand where he's in pre-production on The Hobbit. You can read the interview here!
In the Vincenzo Natali-directed film, Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are superstars of the genetic engineering world. They specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create fantastical new hybrids. The charismatic couple wants to use human DNA in a new hybrid – something that could yield astronomical medical benefits. The pharmaceutical company that funds their research, however, is more interested in exploiting their earlier triumphs for easier, short-term profit.
Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiment. The result is Dren (Delphine Chaneac): an amazing creature who exhibits an array of unexpected developments, both physical and intellectual. Dren exceeds their wildest dreams... and, ultimately, their most terrifying nightmare.