Director Vincenzo Natali is bringing us Splice, an upcoming science fiction movie that dwells on the danger of genetic engineering, especially on the danger of splicing Human and animal DNA (in order to create a chimera). The film is starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. The movie Splice should be released early next year.
Here below a first preview clip of Splice:
“Elsa and Clive (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley), 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.”
Hard to believe that this little monstrous thing could develop in anything beautiful later on. But I can totally imagine it becoming some dangerous predator. I am no Luddite, and I do want scientists to be allowed to pursue R&D in genetic engineering (from stem cells to splicing or whatever may help to increase our knowledge). But on can’t deny that there is need for regulation: don’t want dangerous chimera to feed on you or don’t want any new vicious GM virus to infect you, do you? It’s even more compelling to implement a strong regulation and to get ethical awareness in the population because tabletop genetic engineering is for tomorrow…
Anyway, I don’t think the movie Splice to go deep int hose issues. But at least it looks like it will be quite entertaining. Impatient to see what the grown-up creature will look like in the movie Splice!