Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy and Susan Montford are executive producing Splice, a science fiction flick to be written and directed by Vincenzo Natali.
The story explores a dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the scientists ignore legal and ethical boundaries and introduce human DNA into their experiment.
Natali co-wrote and directed the cult sci-fi hit Cube. Splice will shoot this summer in Toronto – no casting information yet.