If Vincenzo Natali’s previous movies revolved around a lack of spatial identity (Cube, Nothing) or personal identity (Cypher), Splice tackles the subject of the induced evolution of the species. Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley are two scientists who create a new hybrid breed, harmless at first, but that soon develops predatory and even sexual characteristics. An atypical monster movie, with details from Mimic (Guillermo del Toro backs the film) or Species, but that is surprising thanks to the excellent use of special effects and the plot’s unexpected ramifications. Because in Splice, the monster is sexy and perversely attractive...
A Canadian filmmaker, with Cube (07), his debut movie, he won innumerable awards, among them the award for best feature film at Sitges’98 and the Silver Méliès in Brussels. He continued his career with Cypher (02) and Nothing (03). He also directed a segment of the group film Paris, j’ai t’aime (06).
Cast & Crew:
CANADÀ/FRANÇA/ESTATS UNITS. 2009
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Productor: Steven Hoban
Productors executius: Frank Chorot, Susan Montford, Marco Weber
Guió: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, Doug Taylor
Fotografia: Tetsuo Nagata
Compositor: Cyrille Aufort
Muntatge: Michele Conroy
Disseny de producció: Todd Cherniawsky
Efectes especials: KNB EFX Group
Efectes visuals: C.O.R.E. Digital pictures
Vestuari: Alex Kanavagh
Intèrprets: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, David Hewlett, Delphine Chanéac, Abigail Chu