Posted on 03 January 2012 by Parker
Sideshow Collectibles is actively working on new statue collectibles inspired by two of Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent films: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and SPLICE.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK was his 2011 release, written by Matthew Robbins and GDT, and directed by Troy Nixey. SPLICE was the GDT-produced horror flick directed by Vincenzo Natali.
Click here to view the PDF file with preview images and details. Note the “easter egg” on the DON’T BE AFRAID blocks.
Posted on 03 June 2010 by Parker
Once again our pal Gary was able to score a trip to the SPLICE premiere in Los Angeles. His hook: “This film will make you feel uncomfortable…heeby jeeby uncomfortable.” Read his full review on his Dark Recess blog!
Some other tidbits:
I found pictures from the premiere at the Central Wisconsin Hub website
SPLICE is getting 61% on the Tomato Meter at Rotten Tomatoes right now.
Some notable quotables from Critics:
“The film, much of which takes place in laboratories or at the couple’s isolated farmhouse, doesn’t deliver “the usual.” I was fine with that — grateful, in fact. A little queasy in the stomach, but grateful.”
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“The script blends human psychology with scientific speculation and has genuine interest until it goes on autopilot with one of the chase scenes Hollywood now permits few films to end without.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Director Vincenzo Natali, working with producer Guillermo del Toro, achieves a second-rate — Canadian — tone that recalls Gothika and David Cronenberg
Posted on 19 May 2010 by Parker
Some new SPLICE posters are making the rounds. Download them by clicking on the images below:
Posted on 05 May 2010 by Parker
Warner Brothers has just released the new SPLICE poster, and it features a cute little Baby Dren. Can’t wait to see her all grow’d up…on June 4th! That’s right, the SPICE premiere is not far away. In the meantime, feel free to download this cool new poster.
Posted on 02 April 2010 by Parker
The best SPLICE trailer yet has been released by MSN. It is scary, and shows a glimpse of some weighty performances and special effects. The buzz on this film has been very good, and should only get better. Click over to Parallel Universe at MSN and check it out.
GDT is executive producer for SPLICE, and it is directed by Vincenzo Natali. Watch for it on June 4th, 2010!
Posted on 04 March 2010 by Parker
Good news GDT horror fans – SPLICE has been picked up for release.
Joel Silver’s Dark House Entertainment and Warner Bros. will be releasing SPLICE on June 4th, 2010.
Deadline Hollywood reports that the deal “will give the film a wide summer release on 3,000 screens, and a print and advertising commitment north of $25 million, and more likely in the vicinity of $35 million to $40 million.”
Posted on 29 January 2010 by Parker
Here is a collection of links and reviews for the SPLICE premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
SPLICE a mainstream monster movie
“Writer/director Vincenzo Natali takes his tale in some truly icky directions, not quite making it into Cronenbergland but going far enough to elicit solid ‘ewww!’ laughs from the crowd.”
Review from Cinematical
“Come on studios, do the right thing and nab this dark, science fiction roller coaster.”
Review from Film.com
“B+ Creepy, giddy, squirm-inducing madness.”
Sundance 2010: Splice Object of Service Deal Bidding Battle
“There’s a battle occurring for distribution rights to Vincenzo Natali’s Splice at this year’s Sundance film fest, but instead of acquisitions bidding in ever-escalating sums, the producers are being offered service contracts, which seems to be the trend in indie film distribution nowadays.”
The Science of SPLICE
Behind the Scenes of Splice: Interviews with the Director and VFX Supervisor
Posted on 11 January 2010 by Parker
Another SPLICE video has surfaced online. Some really cool creature effects in this one. I can’t help but notice, that even though the clip portrays something amazing and beautiful, a sense of dread or anxiety seems to be in every frame. See if you feel the same.
Posted on 05 October 2009 by Parker
A clip from the anticipated Guillermo Del Toro produced thriller SPLICE is available online today from RottenTomatoes.com.
The film, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, tells the story of two scientists who dare to tamper with animal and human DNA to create new life forms.
Check out the clip below:
SPLICE is directed by Vincenzo Natali. To read more about this project, go to our SPLICE HOME PAGE.
Posted on 02 November 2007 by Parker