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Warner Brothers Releasing Vincenzo Natali's Splice this June

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March 3, 2010
Source: Collider

Splice

Mark down June 4th in your calendar now. That's when Vincenzo Natali's grotesquely brilliant creature-feature Splice will hit theaters. Splice is the film that came out of Sundance with some big buzz for being so crazy and twisted and awesome all at once (read Brandon's review). It ended up selling to Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment, which has a first look deal with Warner Bros, for a $25 million+ P&A commitment (as reported via Deadline). The release date was just listed by Box Office Mojo (via Collider) and seems to be the "wide summer release on 3,000 screens" that Nikki Finke was talking about. This movie is going to be big.

I think it's safe to assume that other studios have been looking for their own indie horror film to turn into a Paranormal Activity-like success, but there's not many that are that good and can be successfully marketed to a wide audience. Given the rather edgy nature of Splice, I don't think it'll have an extremely wide appeal, but it definitely will hit big once people get a taste of the marketing that I'm sure the folks at Warner Bros are currently cooking up. The moment Splice ended, I immediately knew that it could be a huge hit, as long as it ended up in the right hands. I guess we'll find out on June 4th if this is the next big horror hit or not.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Why so late??? I've been looking forward to this one...

dex on Mar 3, 2010

2

This makes me so happy. Possibly my most anticipated film of 2010.

PJ H on Mar 3, 2010

3

About time, been waiting for this

OCP on Mar 3, 2010

4

nice.

Xerxex on Mar 3, 2010

5

I remember seeing this was coming out last July.

People's Champ on Mar 3, 2010

6

Unique story concept so I likey.

JimD on Mar 4, 2010

7

I wish I didn't already read all the reviews. Now there is no way I can enjoy this unbiased, hurgh! >.< Why must I be so impatient and curious???

SuicidalOptimist on Mar 4, 2010

8

Shame I think this will go directly to DVD here in Aus, but if it does show up at a cinema no doubt it will be a fair drive from me.

DiR3cT on Mar 4, 2010

9

Thank you for the update Alex!

Trey on Mar 4, 2010

10

After District 9, Moon, and Paranormal Activity last year I was really hoping for something different again this summer. Excellent!

Hattori Hanzo on Mar 4, 2010

11

I have been wanting to see Buried again, ever since seeing at Sundance... This movie, unfortunately I didn't get to see, so I'm happy to finally have a square to mark on my calender.

Knawx on Mar 4, 2010

12

thats the baby virsion of the monster from cloverfield

SexMaster on Mar 4, 2010

13

Saw this at fright fest in glasgow last week. I was blown away and felt incredibly violated at the end. Do not miss this movie. It is outstanding, and adrian brody has some great t shirts in it. Hope it doesn't get cut up before it hits the cinema

Lesley-miller on Mar 5, 2010

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