Vincenzo Natali’s Splice is out in theaters everywhere today, and I couldn’t be more curious and excited. Why? Excited because I consider the Natali to be a bold talent, who is just at the beginning of an incredibly accomplished directing career; curious, because I want to know to what degree general audiences are willing to open their minds (and their wallets) for such a bizarre film. The movie has already divided critics, with some proclaiming its one of the best films of the summer while others are calling it “repulsive.”
We are going to be covering this movie a bunch more in the weeks ahead (I have an interview AND a Q&A with Natali that I will post on the site soon), but in the meantime, I want to hear what you guys think of this movie. Hit the jump for a few more of my thoughts, and please post your own in the comments. Also, feel free to check out Natali’s entertaining appearance on the /Filmcast from this past week.
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Vincenzo Natali‘s Splice hits theaters later this week, and Warner Bros has released one last movie trailer to promote the film — an internet exclusive trailer. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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In this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley assess the history of Matthew Vaughn’s relationship with the X-Men franchise and discuss the frightening implications of straight-to-TV movies. Special guest Vince Mancini joins us from FilmDrunk.
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One of the seemingly eternal residents of Development Hell has been William Gibson‘s novel Neuromancer. While the novel has influenced more films than any of us could count, the various adaptations that producers have tried to mount over the years have all stalled out, most in the early stages. That might be for the best, given the fact that movies based on certain speculative authors (Gibson, Philip K. Dick) so often seem to miss the point.
For the last couple years, Torque director Joseph Kahn (this week’s /Filmcast guest) was working on a version that was said to star Hayden Christensen. That was announced in early 2008 and we haven’t heard much more than glimmers about it since. Now the deal is off (or, now we know the deal is off) and there’s a new director on board: Vincenzo Natali, whose film Splice is about to go into wide release via Warner Bros. Read More »
We’ve already seen one trailer (and a couple clips) from Vincenzo Natali‘s Sundance hit Splice, which Warner Bros. will release this summer. Now there is a second trailer that shows a little more of the story and amps up the tension as Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody create a new life form. Read More »
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Vincenzo Natali is hardly a new talent. He’s been on the scene for years, starting out as a storyboard artist (primarily in animation) then moving into the director’s chair with films like Cube and Cypher.
But Splice has brought him to a new level, in part because Joel Silver, Dark Castle and Warner Bros. picked up the film and will release it this summer. The question then, naturally turns to what Natali will make next. He’s been developing a film called Tunnels, but is also now talking about two other adaptations: the J.G. Ballard novel High Rise and the Swamp Thing stories by Alan Moore. Read More »
Vincenzo Natali‘s Splice, starring Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody as researchers who create a not quite human life form, has seemed like an exiciting prospect from the get-go. The film did well at Sundance, garnering good reviews and an appreciative, if appropriately befuddled reaction from our own David Chen.
Joel Silver, Dark Castle and Warner Bros. quickly made a move to buy the film, and shortly thereafter set a summer release date that surprised a lot of us. This looks like a crazy, dark, Cronenbergian genre film, and to have it bow in the summer? That’s confidence.
Now there’s a trailer for the film that shows the main setup of the story. Check it out after the break. Read More »
After going down well at Sitges and Sundance, Vincenzo Natali‘s Splice was picked up for distribution by Warner Bros. through their Dark Castle label. They’ve announced a 4th June release, which simply can’t come soon enough. But what’s this? A fly in the ointment?
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Vincenzo Natali‘s film Splice, which was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will be coming to a theater near you this Summer. Joel Silver’s Dark House Entertainment and Warner Bros will be releasing this odd “gene-warping creature feature” on June 4th 2010. Read More »