Warner Brothers Releasing Vincenzo Natali's Splice this June

March 3, 2010
Source: Collider


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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  • dex
    Why so late??? I've been looking forward to this one...
  • PJ H
    This makes me so happy. Possibly my most anticipated film of 2010.
  • OCP
    About time, been waiting for this
  • Xerxex
  • People's Champ
    I remember seeing this was coming out last July.
  • JimD
    Unique story concept so I likey.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    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???
  • DiR3cT
    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.
  • Trey
    Thank you for the update Alex!
  • Hattori Hanzo
    After District 9, Moon, and Paranormal Activity last year I was really hoping for something different again this summer. Excellent!
  • Knawx
    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.
  • SexMaster
    thats the baby virsion of the monster from cloverfield
  • Lesley-miller
    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




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