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Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is set for a return to The Island Of Dr. Moreau, with the studio looking to bring H.G. Wells classic novel back to the big screen.

The movie is being penned by Hemlock Grove scribes and and is being described as "a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message."

Wells' sci-fi novel, which was published in 1896, follows Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man who finds refuge on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who has a predilection for vivisection and creating human-animal hybrids. Freaky.

The Island of Dr. Moreau has been adapted several times for the big screen, the most recent of which was the catastrophically awful 1996 version starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. The movie was famously beset by production problems, including the firing of the director, Brando having his lines delivered into an ear piece because he couldn't be bothered to learn them and Kilmer being so difficult to work with that replacement director John Frankenheimer quipped, "There are two things I will never ever do in my whole life. The first is that I will never climb Mt. Everest. The second is that I will never work with Val Kilmer ever again."

I'm sure Warner Bros. will be hoping for an easier run this time around.

What do you think about The Island of Dr. Moreau getting a new adaptation?



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