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Natali's Splice revealed in casting calls

TheCube.jpgPreviously I wrote about Splice, the horror coming from Vincenzo Natali who also wrote and directed Cube, today there are a few more details revealed as the casting calls are announced.

To recap, the story is about two scientists who ignore all the legal, ethical and moral boundaries and splice human DNA with the animal DNA they've been working on. They create a creature called Dren, initially a deformed child who rapidly grows into a beautiful winged female. The creators form a strong bond with the creature, until it grows violent.

The complete calls might provide a little too much detail for you, so I'm just giving you a a few excerpts. If you want to see them all head over to Bloody Disgusting.

Meanwhile, here are the snippets.

Elsa sees nothing wrong with chimeras and considers them a signpost of the future; a glimpse into possible evolution. Despite her company's adamant refusals to allow human cloning, she is determined to create a human/animal hybrid. Once the creature is born, however, Elsa is surprised to find herself developing maternal feelings for it. This proves a huge problem when the rapidly-aging lifeform, named Dren, grows deadly…

…[Clive's] relationship with Elsa is hot and heavy, but he'd like more; specifically, a family. Elsa's nowhere near ready for that…reluctant during each illegal step, and anxious to destroy the creature once it gets out of hand, he's ultimately unable to deny Elsa, and his own scientific curiosity of seeing the experiment all the way through. Complications arise when the creature, named Dren, rapidly-ages into young adulthood, growing into an irresistible alien beauty. Clive becomes sexually attracted to her in a way he cannot control or explain. Many lines are crossed in Elsa and Clive's attempt to improve on nature, ultimately leading everyone involved down a dark path danger from the creature they've created.

Okay I think you will probably make the obvious comparisons with Species, but if you take Vincenzo Natali's previous work into account, like Cube, you have to agree that Splice could be something a little different, especially when it is focusing on these characters and their interactions.



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