I’ll admit I haven’t really been following the development of Splice, the weird bio-mutant-horror movie produced by Guillermo del Toro, directed by Cube‘s Vincenzo Natali and starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. Which is weird, because I love the talent involved. Dawn of the Dead may not be the best example, but when Polley signs on to a genre flick, it’s usually worth paying attention.

But Splice sounds like it could be anything…I keep thinking I’ve seen two or three movies with that title already.

Now there are these production shots at Bloody Disgusting, which look fantastic. There’s a real Species vibe, and a twinge of classic horror, and a little Xtro, though that could just be in my mind. Now I’m excited for a trailer, and out of nowhere. See these images in full, and a few others, at Bloody Disgusting.

The plot:
Elsa and Clive, 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.