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A couple of years ago there was a new film version of Zorro announced called Zorro Reborn. It was described as "a futuristic reboot of the Zorro mythology." The film was in development at 20th Century Fox with short film director Ricardo de Montreuil attached. It may be dead at the moment, but a concept trailer for the film was shot, and it looks like it would have been a very different, very fun take on the legendary character. He's like a ninja!
There is a script for the movie that has gone through the hands of several screenwriters, such as Glenn Gers, Stevie Long, Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, and Justin Marks. There's been no movement on the film in awhile, but you never know, maybe one day it will get the greenlight. If it does, does it look like something you would enjoy watching?
- Joey Paur
Screenwriting team and Hemlock Grove creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman and their producing partner Michael Connolly are teaming with novelist Philipp Meyer to write and executive produce his novel The Son as a limited series under Shipman, McGreevy and Connolly’s newly minted production banner, ShineBox Smc. The Son is a multi-generational epic telling the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. In addition to Meyer’s novel, ShineBox Smc also has acquired the rights to Domenica Ruta’s New York Time’s bestselling memoir With Or Without You, and journalist Wil Hylton’s military blockbuster, Vanished. ShineBox is currently shooting season 2 of Netflix‘s Hemlock Grove, produced by Gaumont International TV. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
As per Deadline, Madeline Brewer has joined the cast for Season 2, recurring as a graphic novelist entering the town. Brewer is known for her role on "Orange Is the New Black", another popular Netflix Original Series.
Check out the Season 2 press release below to learn more!
From the Press Release:
The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will return with a second season next year. Seasoned showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee (“The Walking Dead,” “Dexter,” “The Shield”) joins the popular series as executive producer in Season Two.
- John Squires
Following the success of Fox' "Planet Of The Apes", Warner Bros. has confirmed development of a new feature adapting author H.G. Wells' horror novel, "The Island Of Dr. Moreau", focusing on human/animal hybrids, for Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran.
Published in 1896, as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy", the original book is narrated by 'Edward Prendick', a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of 'Doctor Moreau', who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection.The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.
At the time of novel's publication in 1896, there was growing discussion in Europe regarding degeneration and animal vivisection. Two years »
- Michael Stevens
Writers hired for Warner Bros Produced The Island of Dr. Moreau Film. Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy have been hired to write the new film adaptation for the Warner Bros. and Appian Way produced The Island of Dr. Moreau. The new film will be an adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ novel [...]
Continue reading: The Island Of Dr. Moreau: Writers Hired for Warner Produced New Film »
- Rollo Tomasi
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 »
- Jemma George
Warner Bros. Pictures and Appian Way are teaming up for a new contemporary re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ classic novel “The Island Of Dr. Moreau.” Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Michael Connolly will produce.
The classic novel follows a ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
The property has been adapted for the screen several times with iconic participants: the 1932 film Island Of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, the 1977 pic with Burt Lancaster and Michael York, and the 1996 version that starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer, which didn’t do well.
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- Kellvin Chavez
"The Island of Dr. Moreau," H.G. Wells's sci-fi/horror classic, which was originally written as an anti-vivisectionist tract by the notoriously animal rights-prone Wells, has been memorably adapted a number of times. Now, Leonardo DiCaprio (through his Appian Way partners) and Warner Bros. are teaming up to add their own version to the mix.
The producers have hired Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, who are responsible for the Emmy-nominated Netflix horror series "Hemlock Grove," to pen the screenplay, which Deadline reports will be "a contemporary re-imagining" -- one "with a topical ecological message."
Wells's story concerns a man marooned on an island ruled over by Dr. Moreau, who has been creating fiendish human/animal hybrids that serve as a direct affront to God's will. Things go from bad to worse for the survivor, as he uncovers the depths of Moreau's depravity.
The best "Island of Dr. Moreau" adaptation is »
- Drew Taylor
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company has teamed up with Warner Bros to make a new film based on Hg Well's classic novel "The Island of Dr Moreau." Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy have been hired to write the script. The 1896 book has been adapted for the screen several times: the 1932 film "Island Of Lost Souls" with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, the 1977 film with Burt Lancaster and Michael York, and the 1996 movie that starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. That last version was a box office flop. Shipmena and McGreevy are the writers behind Netflix's popular "Hemlock Grove" TV series, which received two Emmy nominations. "Hemlock Grove" is based on McGreevy's novel. "The Island of Dr. Moreau" Trailer (1996): »
Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy are to write a modern update of H.G. Wells’ 1896 sci-fi horror classic The Island Of Doctor Moreau, a story in which the eponymous doctor attempts to transform animals into human-like creatures. Warner Bros will be working with Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, who will produce with Mad Hatter Entertainment’s Michael Connolly. To make the story relevant for today’s world, the film will have a topical ecological message.
The Island Of Doctor Moreau will actually be the fourth adaptation of the War Of The Worlds author’s novel. The first, titled Island Of Lost Souls, came way back in 1932 and starred Charles Laughton and legendary Dracula actor Bela Lugosi. Another starring Burt Lancaster was released in 1977 and a third starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer in 1996. The 1996 picture is considered by some to be one of the worst films ever made. »
- Tom Durbin
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a new adaptation Hg Wells's The Island of Dr Moreau.
The tale centres around Edward Prendick, a shipwreck survivor who washes up on Noble's Island.
There he encounters the titular doctor, who has been experimenting in the creation of human-animal hybrids.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company and Warner Bros. Pictures have started work on a new adaptation of H. G. Wells' classic science fiction novel, "The Island of Doctor Moreau" according to Deadline. Writers of the hit TV series "Hemlock Grove," Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, are working on a script for the film. Published by Heinemann in 1896, the H. G. Wells' (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) classic has been adapted to film previously many times, the most recent being the 1996 film starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis. Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual »
- Anthony Pearson
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.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It seems like every other movie we talk about here at Cinema Blend is a remake or a reboot. And then there is a subset of those remakes that are actually re-adaptations of source material that have been turned into films time and time again. The latest of these to get the go-ahead, Deadline reports, is yet another version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, the classic 1896 sci-fi novel written by H.G. Wells. The project is being handled by Warner Bros. and Appian Way, the production company run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. I think I can hear everyone groaning from here. And if you aren.t groaning, what is wrong with you? While we can perhaps expect a revolving door of directors to get involved, the studio has hired screenwriters Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy to pen the script. McGreevy is the author whose novel Hemlock Grove »
The producers have hired Hemlock Grove creators Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy to write the script for a modernized version of H.G. Wells' classic novel, which is being crafted as a sci-fi film with a timely message about ecology.
The story follows Edward Prendick, who survives a shipwreck and finds Noble's Isle, and the enigmatic Dr. Moreau, a former psychologist who has created human-like animals on this deserted island.
H.G. Wells novel has been adapted into feature films several times, including 1933's Island of Lost Souls starring Charles Laughton, 1977's The Island of Dr. Moreau starring Burt Lancaster and Michael York, and 1996's The Island of Dr. Moreau »
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is planning a remake of The Island Of Dr. Moreau. Warner Bros is going back to The Island Of Dr. Moreau. The studio and Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran have set Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy to pen a contemporary re-imagining of the H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The intention is to make it a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message. Appian Way will produce with Mad Hatter Entertainment’s Michael Connolly. Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, along with Michael Connolly, created Netflix's supernatural murder myster, Hemlock Groves. The show, which has been renewed for a second season, has been nominated in two Emmys' categories, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. As for The Island Of Dr. Moreau, it's H.G. Wells' tale about a mad scientist on a remote island who performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. »
Exclusive: Warner Bros is going back to The Island Of Dr. Moreau. The studio and Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran have set Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy to pen a contemporary re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The intention is to make it a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message. Appian Way will produce with Mad Hatter Entertainment’s Michael Connolly. The 1896 Wells book has been adapted for the screen several times with iconic participants: the 1932 film Island Of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi, the 1977 pic with Burt Lancaster and Michael York, and the 1996 New Line pic that starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. That last version didn’t fare well. The writers and Connolly are are coming off of a successful run at Netflix, as their show Hemlock Grove got two Emmy noms. Series is based on McGreevy’s novel. CAA and Mad Hatter rep the scribes. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
A new adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau , is in the works at Warner Bros. through Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, Deadline reports. "Hemlock Grove" scribes Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman have been hired to work out a screenplay. Published in 1896, The Island of Dr/ Moreau follows shipwreck survivor Edward Prendick, who winds up on the mysterious Noble's Isle. There, the titular Moreau, a former London physiologist, has taken to experimenting on animals and, through vivisection, has created human-like beasts. The new film would mark the sixth feature-length adaptation of Wells' story. The tale most was most recently brought to the big screen with a 1996 take directed by John Frankheimer with Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando »
It’s a good time to be a Netflix Original Series. I have yet to hear of one of Netflix’s new shows not getting a second season and now Hemlock Grove is the latest to reach the age of two. Somewhere out there Eli Roth is jumping up and down, squeals of glee bouncing off the walls of his horror memorabilia-filled mansion. The horror lover is an executive producer of the series, along with Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly, and is excited about the future of Hemlock Grove, saying “Season One was just a warm up for what we have in store for season two.”
According to Deadline, Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes, which is a curious number. The first season consisted of 13 episodes, so why the decrease going into the second? It’s no secret Hemlock Grove didn’t exactly wow critics. But this »
- Brody Gibson
Netflix has renewed its original series, "Hemlock Grove" for Season 2. The mystery thriller will return with 10 new episodes in 2014.
One of the first major original series to appear on the Netflix streaming service, "Hemlock Grove" is a bizarre and creepy gothic horror piece set in a small Pennsylvania town. With murders, monsters and a whole lot of mystery, the main story focuses on the friendship between the wealthy Roman Godfrey and a secretive newcomer, Peter Rumancek.
For Season 2, the series will add a new showrunner, Charles Eglee ("The Walking Dead," "Dexter," "The Shield"). He will join executive producers Eli Roth ("Hostel"), Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly.
"The worldwide fan response to 'Hemlock Grove' was phenomenal," said Roth. "Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery, and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. »
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