[Adrien Brody] starred in the recent sci-fi film “Splice,” about two scientists who combine human and animal DNA to create a new being called Dren. The strange being transforms into a gorgeous but deadly creature.
It was never Brody’s intention to have two sci-fi films ("Splice" and "Predators") come out in such quick succession.
“They weren’t done back-to-back at all,” he says. “The film I did prior to ‘Predators’ was ‘The Experiment’ with Forest Whitaker, which is a serious prison drama. ‘Splice’ was a good year and a half before this movie. And they’re very different tonally,” he says.
“My goal is to have a sense of humor with my work,” he adds, “I want to find material that’s very different and I want to be very playful with it. When I find a challenging drama, I will do it. It’s about doing something wonderful and small and then finding something big and fun.
“I like to explore.”
He did get a good laugh out of “Splice’s” release. He read online that audience members had laughed during a crucial scene.
“The truth is I brought a couple of friends of mine to see the movie and we were in the back row howling,” he says. “They had never seen me in something so outrageous and they had never seen me do such immoral acts on film.
“We were laughing hysterically and the next day I read in an online report that people were laughing at the film at inappropriate moments,” he says. “I wanted to scream, ‘Hey, buddy, that was me!’
“When I read a horror script, I have to laugh. What’s going on is so wrong that I usually just can’t help myself.”