Warner Bros. Readying to Revisit The Island of Dr. Moreau

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Warner Bros. Readying to Revisit The Island of Dr. MoreauH.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau is a classic tale that’s seen various adaptations over the years starring everyone from Bela Lugosi to Marlon Brando. Each version achieved various degrees of success and failure, so maybe it is time for another. Warner Bros. thinks so.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is going back to The Island of Dr. Moreau with Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Appian has set Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy to pen a contemporary re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The intention is to make it a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message. Appian Way will produce with Mad Hatter Entertainment’s Michael Connolly.

Book Synopsis
Shipwrecked, Edward Prendick is rescued by a passing boat bound for the island of Doctor Moreau. After a fight with the vessel s captain, Prendick is forced to go ashore on the island, where his curiosity compels him to seek the truth about Doctor Moreau s gruesome experiments. This gripping science fiction novel by H. G. Wells explores themes of cruelty, morality, and man s abuse of nature.

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    For me it’d depend on the director. Would love to see Richard Stanley be given another crack at it; however that seems very unlikely.

  • DavidFullam

    “Contemporary re-imagining.” Uh oh.