H.G. Wells’ classic The Island of Dr. Moreau is being turned into a TV series by Gunpowder & Sky and their sci-fi label DUST. The series, called Moreau, reimagines Wells’ tale of man tampering in god’s domain for the 21st century, with X-Men: First Class writer Zack Stentz attached to write the series. That’s all well and good, but will this Island of Dr. Moreau TV series be as bonkers as the Island of Dr. Moreau movie with Marlon Brando? I think not.
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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 »