AFM: Production Art From Del Toro’s ‘Splice’

In my opinion the most impressive thing we came across at this year’s AFM was Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube) latest horror film, Splice, which is being produced by the great Guillermo del Toro. While at the show we scored a look at some production art and watched a promo reel that really made me think we were seeing the latest “Species” franchise. Read on for the art for the Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley starrer.


The film is about 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.