The North American premiere of "Splice", a France-Canadian co-production, directed by Vincenzo Natali, will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT program.
Filmed in Toronto at Black Creek Pioneer Village, Cinespace Film Studios and York University, "Splice" follows 'Elsa' and 'Clive', two young scientists, who defy legal and ethical boundaries by conducting a dangerous experiment, splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism.
Named 'Dren', the creature develops from a deformed female into a beautiful winged chimera, forging a bond with both creators. Cast also includes Adrien "The Pianist" Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac and David Hewlett.
Other Canadian features screening at the Sundance MIDNIGHT program include the horror spoof "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil", directed by Eli Craig, written by Craig & Morgan Jurgenson and "7 Days", directed by Daniel Grou, written by Patrick Senecal.
"7 Days" focuses on a doctor who takes revenge by kidnapping the man who previously kidnapped his young daughter. The film stars Remy Girard, Claude Legault, Fanny Mallette, Martin Dubreuil and Rose-Marie Coallier.
"Tucker and Dale vs. Evil", follows two West Virginian hillbillies as they encounter trouble on a vacation at their mountain cabin. Cast includes Tyler "Reaper" Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden and Jesse Moss.
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