Directed by David Gregory
The bizarre true story behind the reviled 1996 adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic is told for the first time in this equally hilarious and horrific documentary. After making his mark with the visionary horror films HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL, Australian filmmaker Richard Stanley came up with an ambitious plan for adapting THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. But casting pretentious performers like Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando proved to be his undoing and he was fired off the film. What happens after that must be seen to be believed. Fans of JODOROWSKY'S DUNE will love it. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
The bizarre true story behind the reviled 1996 adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic.
Cast: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Blak, Hugh Dickson, Oli Dickson
The funniest thing about this is, right after I watched this, I decided to pop in my blu ray of The Island Of Dr Moreau and watch the “Making Of…” featurette. It was by New Line and featured Val Kilmer saying how he didn’t really wanna do it, but he thought the story was great and wanted to work with Brando. Then they showed a few explosions, some CGI that looked fake as hell, and an extra or 2 that was actually excited to be working on it haha
Awesome awesome background information. As a kid of the 80s/90s I really liked that movie, but could recognize the clusterfuck that it was even back then. This extra info was do cool!
Phenomenal documentary. Unbelievable, but true events . I had heard the stories of what happened on set. So unreal