In 2007, the project entered active development as a 75% Canadian and 25% French co-production, receiving a budget of $26 million.

Delphine Chanéac, Actress: Splice. While Elsa and Clive are studying Dren they end up neglecting the work they are supposed to be doing on Fred and Ginger for their employers at N.E.R.D. The goal is to create something shocking but also very subtle and completely believable.

When Dren gets into her adolescent years she becomes sexualized just as any teenage girl does. [8] Filming took place in Toronto and concluded in February 2008. She was born in Rueil-Malmaison, France. [28] Richard Roeper panned Splice, calling it one of the worst movies of 2010. After successfully mating them, Clive and Elsa plan to create a human-animal hybrid that could revolutionize science.

"[23] Andrew O'Hehir from Salon said "Dark, sleek, funny and creepily infectious, the genetic-engineering horror-comedy Splice is a dynamic comeback vehicle for Canadian genre director Vincenzo Natali, who made a splash a few years ago with Cube.

After the presentation, they move Dren to an isolated farm where Elsa grew up.

"[23] Andrew O'Hehir from Salon said "Dark, sleek, funny and creepily infectious, the genetic-engineering horror-comedy Splice is a dynamic comeback vehicle for Canadian genre director Vincenzo Natali, who made a splash a few years ago with Cube. Splice is a 2009 science fiction horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, and Delphine Chanéac.The story concerns experiments in genetic engineering being done by a young scientific couple, who attempt to introduce human DNA into their work of splicing animal genes. In 2007, the project entered active development as a 75% Canadian and 25% French co-production, receiving a budget of $26 million. Deciding that the only solution is to terminate Dren, they return to the farm and find Dren seemingly already dying. "[7], In October 2007, actors Brody and Polley were cast into the lead roles. They had planned to terminate the hybrid before it could reach its full term, but Elsa persuaded Clive to let it live. This article is about the film. However, Dren cannot be drowned, and lives. "[21] Review aggregator Metacritic gave the film an average score of 66 out of 100 based on 35 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews. Joan offers Elsa, who is traumatized by her ordeals and now visibly pregnant with Dren's baby, a large sum of money to go through with the pregnancy, which Elsa accepts. It was nominated in 2011 for Best Make- Up and Best Science Fiction Film by the Academy of Science fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA. Splice Set For Summer Release from Warner", "Official Teaser Poster for 'Splice' Introduces Dren", "Careful, That Test Tube Might Be Incubating a Bouncing Baby Monster", "Sci-fi horror Splice earns Telefilm box office prize", Podcast Interview with Vincenzo Natali about, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Splice_(film)&oldid=984743201, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 20:48. Splice has received mainly positive reviews from critics.

Splice is a 2009 science fiction horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, and Delphine Chanéac. They put her into a sink full of cold water. [21] The site's critical consensus states: "It doesn't take its terrific premise quite as far as it should, but Splice is a smart, well-acted treat for horror fans.

There, Dren displays carnivorous tendencies and retractable wings. That is why she had created Dren so that she could raise a child as an experiment, one that she was sure to be able to control. [5] The script was originally meant to follow up Natali's Cube (1997), but the budget and restricted technology hindered the project. [27] Also comparing the sex scenes to Cronenberg's work, Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle rated it 2/4 stars and wrote that while it has several disgusting scenes, it is "a regulation monster movie" that is "too dumb to be serious and too slow to be entertaining".

I like to leave the audience with something to ponder. [5] It was aided by Telefilm Canada's funding of US$2.5 million. Clive attacks Dren to save Elsa, but Dren overpowers him.

For the process of splicing film, see, (Studio credit in the United States only), "Dark Castle Making Massive Commitment to 'Splice' Release? Theatrically released on June 4, 2010, the film received generally positive reviews from critics but grossed just $27 million against a $30 million production budget. "[21] Review aggregator Metacritic gave the film an average score of 66 out of 100 based on 35 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews. In 2010 the film was nominated by Houston Film Critics Society Awards for Worst Picture and by Scream Awards for Holy Shit Scene of the Year. [3] Splice was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 5, 2010, in the US and on November 29, 2010, in the UK.

They develop a successful female experiment. "[9], The film premiered on October 6, 2009 at the Sitges Film Festival,[10] where it won "Best Special Effects" and was in the running for "Best Film", and was part of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The script was originally meant to follow up Natali's Cube (1997), but the budget and restricted technology hindered the project. Clive accuses Elsa of never having wanted a "normal" child because of her fear of losing control; instead she chose to raise one as an experiment, where control could be assured. Eventually, she transitions from female to male. Then the film contrasts this male character with the character of Elsa; a strong motherly figure and a character that is female and has those desires of wanting to have a child. Splice Set For Summer Release from Warner", "Official Teaser Poster for 'Splice' Introduces Dren", "Careful, That Test Tube Might Be Incubating a Bouncing Baby Monster", "Sci-fi horror Splice earns Telefilm box office prize", Podcast Interview with Vincenzo Natali about, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Splice_(film)&oldid=984743201, Horror films featuring female antagonists, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 20:48. Elsa names the creature "Dren" after the creature spells out NERD, having seen the letters on Elsa's shirt. Their employers Joan Chorot of N.E.R.D.

She was created using a donated egg and previous chimera DNA from the creatures ' Fred and Ginger '. Production began the following November in Toronto. Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by splicing animal DNA to create hybrids for medical use at the company N.E.R.D.

[6], In an interview, when asked if there would be any sequels, Natali responded, "I don't think so. Clive fully submerges Dren in the sink, intending to kill her, but instead discovers that Dren is amphibious, leaving Elsa in doubt as to his intentions. Their employers Joan Chorot of N.E.R.D. [citation needed] He gave the film a D+, calling it "ridiculous" but giving it credit for trying to be different. The centerpiece of the movie is a creature which goes through a dramatic evolutionary process.

[17][18] The trailer was attached to two other Warner Bros. movies, The Losers and A Nightmare on Elm Street.