Remake Of H.G. Wells’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Is In The Works

Remake Of H.G. Wells’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Is In The Works

Warner Bros. have hired Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy to write the script for a re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ The Island Of Dr. Moreau.

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is planning a remake of The Island Of Dr. Moreau.
Warner Bros is going back to The Island Of Dr. Moreau. The studio and Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran have set Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy to pen a contemporary re-imagining of the 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.

Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, along with Michael Connolly, created Netflix's supernatural murder myster, Hemlock Groves. The show, which has been renewed for a second season, has been nominated in two Emmys' categories, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

As for The Island Of Dr. Moreau, it's H.G. Wells' tale about a mad scientist on a remote island who performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. The novel has been adapted to film SIX times. With the most notable being: 1932's Island of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, 1977's The Island of Dr. Moreau with Burt Lancaster and Michael York, and the 1996 remake starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, and Ron Perlman.

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jerryblake - 9/5/2013, 3:51 PM
i liked that Val Kilmer movie. Weird but cool.
DioFoRio - 9/5/2013, 3:59 PM
with Marlon Brando right Jerry? that was on HBO reruns for a while there. That and ratboy before that.
jerryblake - 9/5/2013, 4:03 PM
lol @dio

wtf ? Ratboy ?! Didn't know they already did Vermit the movie :)
jerryblake - 9/5/2013, 4:09 PM
those weird kind of movies ... "Office Killer" with Carol Cane comes to my mind ... Also "May" with Angela Bettis.
Gotta check Crispin Glover's "What is it" ... The trailer was bat shit crazy.
ruadh - 9/5/2013, 4:12 PM
I always liked the old one, with Michael York, when I was a kid. The Brando At the time, the only thing I could get into with it was the creature designs. Even those are pretty difficult to bear now a days. I'm all for another crack at it though.
Dickel - 9/5/2013, 5:54 PM
No kidding, if you asked me before I saw this post what is the worst movie I have ever seen, I would reply without hesitation "The Island of Dr Moreau"

Good on you hollywood you unimaginative bastards, now you really are scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
ScottMontgomery - 9/5/2013, 6:06 PM
Is it bad I immediately think of this?
AnimatedTdot - 9/5/2013, 7:26 PM
i liked that movie, hopefully the remake will be good and they get the same actor for hyena
ABH1979 - 9/5/2013, 8:14 PM
Could be good. I liked the '90s version, for what it was, but my favorite piece of fiction inspired by this is the "Tyger, tyger" episode of B:TAS.
Humperdink - 9/5/2013, 9:31 PM
The original "MINI-ME".
jimoakley666 - 9/5/2013, 10:26 PM
This book has never had a decent movie adaption. And I can't see it happening unless someone like the multi-multi-tasking Guillermo DelToro adds it to his collection, or Neill Blomkamp, perhaps. He's shown skill in body horror and human piss-aboutery. Davids Croenenberg & Fincher could do well with the source material, too.
BlindJustice - 9/5/2013, 11:56 PM
I could care less actually. So many damn remakes, Hollywood is getting pretty sad.
Element36 - 9/6/2013, 5:52 AM
This whole website is devoted to movies with unoriginal characters, settings and plots. Don't get your undies in a bunch over remakes.
Maia87 - 9/6/2013, 7:46 AM
bogusman - 9/6/2013, 9:19 AM
Once again...NOT a remake. A remake has, as its source material, a previous film. This is a new adaptation of a book, just like Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Batman Begins, Carrie...etc.

Also, no, Hollywood is not getting less original. Take a look:

Also, so far this year, this is the count:
Original: 35
Adaptation: 24
Sequel/Prequel: 14
Remake: 2
Re-release: 2

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