Sarah Polley Talks Horror Movies, Plus a New Internet Trailer for Splice
06.03.10 by Ryan
Writer/director Vincenzo Natali's modern Frankenstein update, Splice, follows Adrien Brody) and Sarah Polley as two genetic engineers who secretly create a hybrid of human and animal DNA that, like any good horror/thriller, quickly turns from a happy miracle to a terrifying nightmare. In anticipation of its release, Warner Brothers has released an internet trailer for Splice, giving audiences one last look before the movie opens this Friday.
Natali made Splice independently until producer Joel Silver bought the rights to the movie and brought to Warner Brothers through his Dark Castle production house. The movie is still sporting a 72% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, which is no doubt supported by the acting chops of both Brody and Polley. Both actors are no stranger to the horror genre, with Polley appearing in 2004's Dawn of the Dead and Brody in the upcoming Giallo. Polley recently told The New Jersey Star Ledger that she has simplified her rules for picking movie roles.
I work within pretty strict parameters, but actually they’re quite simple. I only work in movies that I’d go see. And most movies, I can’t sit through.
Polley says choosing a horror role is a little more difficult since many directors and producers aren't giving the movies their best.
I really enjoy science-fiction and fantasy movies, but they’re so popular that I think the impetus to make them great isn’t always there. I know a producer, who shall remain nameless, who had a big horror movie coming out, and I asked him, "Is it good?" And he said, "It’s better than it needs to be." You know, it’ll sell tickets no matter what, so why put in the energy? Really, there’s often such a huge disrespect for the intelligence of the audience.
It's Polley's hope, and the hope of horror fans, that Splice won't fail them. Watch the trailer below to see if Splice does any disrespecting.