Saturday, 17 January 2009


I remember when Bernard Wolfe's novel Limbo was critically discussed in How We Became Posthuman. Well, I just posted on Cube, only to learn that Natali is supposed to be filming Splice. I hope it will be something like Limbo (just imagine the politics of representation involving disability rights and biotech it could raise, shades of Gattaca). I'm getting the feeling though that an adaptation of Limbo, or even something in its spirit, will have to await another day. But there's still a lot to look forward to I think with Natali's film. This is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

Splice was written by director Vincenzo Natali and screenwriters Doug Taylor and Antoinette Terry Bryant.[2] The script was originally meant to follow up Natali's Cube (1997), but the budget and restricted technology hindered the project. In 2007, the project entered active development as a 75% Canadian and 25% French co-production, receiving a budget of $26 million.[3] The director described the film: "Splice is very much about our genetic future and the way science is catching up with much of the fiction out there. "[This] is a serious film and an emotional one. And there's sex... Very unconventional sex. The centerpiece of the movie is a creature which goes through a dramatic evolutionary process. The goal is to create something shocking but also very subtle and completely believable."[4]

A brief interview with Natali here.

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