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]

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