The tagline for this one says it all: “Science’s newest miracle…is a mistake.” While you only get a few glimpses at the fugly new species that mad scientists Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody have cloned in the trailer for Splice , just the sound of its creepy wings flapping was enough to scare the crap out of us. That could explain why this low budget indie was the buzziest horror flick to come out of Sundance this year — and why Warner Bros. decided to snatch it up.
The official synopsis:
Elsa (Sarah Polley) and Clive (Adrien Brody), 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 new organism. Named “Dren,” the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators — only to have that bond turn deadly.
Splice hits theaters on June 4th. Will you be checking it out?