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?
According to Fangoria, Natali is heading back to the edit room to make some alterations to the film. He says:
You’re going to see a slightly nipped-and-tucked version. I’m actually going into the editing room next week, and if they’re true to their word, it’s just going to be cosmetic… There are also a few things I’m changing after seeing the film with an audience. I believe what will come out of it will be a new and improved cut, but in essence, it’ll be the same film.
What changes will he make? I made my own enquiries and confirmed that the only tweaks will come in “tightening up the ending”. Note: that’s tightening up, not overthrowing and replacing. The only question remains how many minutes are we calling the ending here? The last five? Ten? Twenty?