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
Fascinating...and way more entertaining than the actual Moreau movie itself. A great examination of the perils of celebrity, ego, and the filmmaking process. Highly Recommended.
I can only imagine what everyone had to go thru with the making of this movie now i see why ppl called it a cursed film..
I remember in a section of "The Winston Effect: The Art & History Of Stan Winston Studio" book I purchased had referred to some of the issues presented in this bio, including how Richard Stanley was fired as director and had lurked around on the movie set as one of the beast-people extras. Anyone considering working as a director in "Hollyweird" should first watch this biography. This should be required viewing in film schools and beyond.