The Island of Doctor Moreau, written by H.G. Wells,  is set for another film adaptation courtesy of Warner Bros. The novel has been adapted for the screen several times, including The Island of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi. The latest version starring Marlon Brando did not sit well with most people, and it seems Warner Bros. would like another shot at it.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way, which he part owns with Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Also backing the project is Michael Connolly of Mad Hatter Entertainment, with Hemlock Grove writers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy on script duties. So far it's said that the film will be science-fiction with an ecological message relevant to today. For those unfamiliar with The Island of Doctor Moreau, have a read of the novel's synopsis below.

"Shipwrecked, Edward Prendick is rescued by a passing boat bound for the island of Doctor Moreau. After a fight with the vessel's captain, Prendick is forced to go ashore on the island, where his curiosity compels him to seek the truth about Doctor Moreau's gruesome experiments. This gripping science fiction novel by H. G. Wells explores themes of cruelty, morality, and man's abuse of nature."

*This story was submitted by Jemma George

Source: Deadline