Newswire: CBS plays God, attempts to adapt The Island Of Doctor Moreau

Mashing together classic science fiction with its own fevered—dare we say, mad?—hunger for “fresh” new content, CBS has announced that it’s working on a TV series based on H.G. Wells’ The Island Of Doctor Moreau. Developed by Sleepy Hollow co-creator Phillip Iscove, Moreau will center on the character of brilliantly deranged biologist Dr. Katherine Moreau, because it turns out that senselessly mashing animals together in the service of scientific hubris isn’t just for the fellas anymore.

With all its scenery-chewing scientists and people dressing up like kitty cats, The Island Of Doctor Moreau has been a popular source for adaptation (and many-assed mockery by South Park) over the years. Given how ridiculous some of those projects have been—with the image of a muumuu-clad Marlon Brando permanently burned into the public consciousness by John Frankenheimer’s 1996 film—Iscove and his team will have to …

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