First Comments: Producer talks Adam Green’s “Dr. Moreau” PrequelNews Ken W. Hanley
Are you a member of the HATCHET army? If so, you’re in luck, as HATCHET mastermind Adam Green has secured financing for his biggest project to date: a prequel to H.G. Wells’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU!
Self-made millionaire Bill Loman will produce alongside Green, who will write and direct. No word on whether or not the project will be related to Brian McGreevey’s reboot of the property announced back in September. “There’s one thing about Adam- he’s not lazy,” says Loman. “I guess he reminds me a bit of myself, because the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.”
The project, currently titled THE EXPERIMENTS OF DR. MOREAU, is looking for a Hard-R rating, with Green going into pre-production as he finishes his upcoming film DIGGING UP THE MARROW. According to Loman, the experiments in the film will be “as medically accurate as possible,” and believes that will help the film secure a marketable rating.
Additionally, Loman has revealed that Green wants to bring on HATCHET stars Kane Hodder and Joel David Moore on as the Sayer of the Law and Montgomery, respectively, and is currently in negotiations with Ray Wise to play Moreau himself. Loman also told FANGORIA that THE EXPERIMENTS OF DR. MOREAU will be the first of a new trilogy, hoping to reach the success of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
“I feel confident that with our timetable, THE EXPERIMENTS OF DR. MOREAU will hit theaters next summer, but nothing’s confirmed as of yet,” Loman continues. “It mostly depends on what the MPAA will have to say about Adam’s cut. In fact, some people over there think this whole thing is some kind of joke, and who knows? I’d hope not, but they could very well be right.”