Warners Plans New Take On “Dr. Moreau”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Appian Way are teaming for a new contemporary re-imagining of the H.G. Wells classic 1896 novel “The Island Of Dr. Moreau”.

The classic book follows a shipwreck survivor who finds himself on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a eminent but disgraced physiologist who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection.

“Hemlock Grove” scribes Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy have been hired to pen the script for this new take which is being pushed as a “sci-fi film with a topical ecological message.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Michael Connolly will produce.

The property has been adapted at least three times before, the most recent being the much despised 1996 version starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.

Source: Deadline