Creepy First Official Teaser Poster for Vincenzo Natali's Splice
by Alex Billington
May 4, 2010
One June 4th… Meet Dren. Before we get into this, director Vincenzo Natali explained at a Q&A once that Dren (the name of this "creature") is simply just "Nerd" backwards, nothing else special about it. Anyway, Warner Bros has released this first official teaser poster for Vincenzo Natali's Splice following the latest great trailer for this movie last week. As much as I've loved the marketing so far, this poster is almost too creepy to look at. All I can think about is "what the f*ck is that thing?!" which is exactly what I think they want everyone else to think. But that said, this isn't anything I'd want up on my walls, but that's just me.
If you haven't seen the new trailer for Splice yet, check it out online right here. So what do you think?
Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a dangerous new organism.
Splice is both written and directed by filmmaker Vincenzo Natali, of cult sci-fi hit Cube as well as Cypher. The screenplay was also co-written by two newcomers Antoinette Terry Bryant and Doug Taylor as well as Natali. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was bought by Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. Therefore, Warner Bros is bringing Splice to theaters, in wide release, starting on June 4th this summer. I had a feeling this would turn out to be a hit and it definitely looks like it will be!