Gunpowder and Sky's Sci-fi Label Dust Developing 'Moreau', A New Series Based on H.G. Wells Classic Novel!
We're all just animals anyway...
...Gunpowder and Sky's sci-fi label Dust have announced today that they are developing a new series entitled Moreau, which puts a modern spin on the classic novel, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, by H.G. Wells! Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) is attached to write the series.
"World-renowned scientist Dr. Jessica Moreau's pioneering work in genetic engineering catches the eye of a billionaire backer willing to stop at nothing to reach the next step of human evolution."
Said Stentz, "The double helix wasn’t even a twinkle in Watson & Crick’s eye when H.G. Wells first wrote ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’, but his 1896 novel proved astonishingly prescient about how unlocking the secrets of DNA would open the door to humanity playing God with the natural world in strange and frightening ways...And now, in the shadow of the CRISPR revolution, it felt like the perfect time to revisit Moreau and bring it into our own 21st Century world of transgenic animals, designer babies and other scientific advances Wells never could have dreamed of. I'm delighted to be working with Eric, Geoff & the Gunpowder & Sky team to welcome a whole new generation to the good doctor's terrifying island.”
More details here as we learn them.
By Matt Konopka