Island of Dr Moreau TV series

With the series adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome coming to an end, CBS has found a new sci-fi novel to bring to the small screen, but they’re reaching back over a century in time for this one.

CBS has just made a script commitment for a new series called Moreau, based on H.G. Wells’ classic novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. Originally published in 1896, the story follows a shipwreck survivor who finds himself on an island inhabited by animals which, as a result of genetic manipulation and surgery, have taken on more human characteristics, including rudimentary speech. But this Island of Dr Moreau TV series is making some major changes from the original story. Read More »


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Island Dr Morneu

Briefly: Two writers have been hired to make yet another film adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ 1896 novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. Warner Bros. tapped Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, producers on the Netflix show Hemlock Grove, to adapt the novel in a modern, socially conscious sci-fi film.

The novel has already been made into numerous movies, such as the 1932 film Island of Lost Souls, a 1977 version starring Burt Lancaster, and most recently in 1996, starring Marlon Brando. All told the tale of a crazy scientist who creates humanoid creatures from animals. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is among the producing partners. [Deadline]

Watch A Brief History of Movie Title Designs

As part of the screening put together in relation to the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson from the website The Art of the Title Sequence put together a nice two and a half minute compendium of excellent film titles. (That features an occasional piece of television, too.) For any long-time film lover, this little video will probably elicit quite a few responses simply on the strength of the title cards on display. I queued several films to re-watch after exposure to just a few seconds of their titles.

Check out the collection after the jump. Read More »