Senator snaps up 'Splice' for Germany


PARIS -- Senator has acquired German distribution rights for Vincenzo Natali's sci-fi thriller "Splice" starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, the film's producer Gaumont said Wednesday.

Produced by Steve Hoban of Copperheart Entertainment and Gaumont with executive producers Guillermo Del Toro and Senator Entertainment's Marco Weber, "Splice" follows two scientists who create a new species through illegal genetic experiments and must face the consequences of toying with evolution.

"Vincenzo Natali is just the genre expert for the realization of this project and I am very much looking forward to working with Gaumont and him," Weber said.

Gaumont 's Loic Trocme and Cecile Gaget negotiated the deal with Senator's Christopher Borgmann and Milada Rybarova. "Splice" is set for theatrical release in 2009.