Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley are husband and wife genetic researchers who have cross bred a slew of animals creating a new species that they hope to farm proteins of medical use from. They want to push on and introduce human DNA into the mix, but the company that's funding their research says no. They do it anyway, and kind of accidentally create a creature that kind of becomes their daughter ... a daughter they have to hide in barn because she isn't exactly allowed to exist. Canadian director Vincenzo Natali is obviously influenced by Cronenberg here, and the parts of this film that really work feel his presence. Unfortunately, the movie ultimately only kind of works, totally running out of steam in the final act.