The Island of Dr. Moreau


1h 35m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A brilliant geneticist, Dr. Moreau and his assistant Montgomery are on the brink of revolutionizing science when Edward Douglas becomes stranded on their remote island. At first glance, this tropical paradise seems idyllic. But deep in the jungle lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been performing gene-splicing research on animals to create a superior breed of human being, and that experiment has gone terribly wrong. They have ignored the most fundamental law of the jungle: survival of the fittest. Roaming free, these beast-people are highly intelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacified through a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggered by Douglas' unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau's God-like dominion over these resentful creatures. As the crisis escalates, Douglas must escape the clutches of his captors and find a way off the island before he becomes a part of Moreau's final horrifying experiment.

Film Details

Also Known As
Island of Doctor Moreau, The, Island of Dr. Moreau, île du Dr. Moreau
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Big Time Picture Company Inc; CFI Hollywood; Capital Studios; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Digital Domain; Manta Digital Sound & Picture; Media Services, Inc.; New Line Cinema; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M; Pressman Film; Rga/La; Screen Nsw; Stan Winston Studios
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Aurum Producciones; Belga Films; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Focus Features; Metropolitan Filmexport; New Line Cinema; New Line Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution
Location
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A brilliant geneticist, Dr. Moreau and his assistant Montgomery are on the brink of revolutionizing science when Edward Douglas becomes stranded on their remote island. At first glance, this tropical paradise seems idyllic. But deep in the jungle lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been performing gene-splicing research on animals to create a superior breed of human being, and that experiment has gone terribly wrong. They have ignored the most fundamental law of the jungle: survival of the fittest. Roaming free, these beast-people are highly intelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacified through a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggered by Douglas' unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau's God-like dominion over these resentful creatures. As the crisis escalates, Douglas must escape the clutches of his captors and find a way off the island before he becomes a part of Moreau's final horrifying experiment.

Crew

Vince Abogado

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

Jan Aird

Other

Russell Allan

Stunt Performer

Richie Alozo

Key Artist

Lance Anderson

Key Character Makeup Artist

Tony Anderson

Key Grip (Digital Domain)

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects Assistant

Stuart Artingstall

Hair Department

Rick Baer

1st Assistant Accountant

Jason Baird

Key Makeup Artist

Jason Barnett

Art Department

Caroline Barrett

Assistant (To Marlon Brando)

Bill Basso

Conceptual Artist

Jeff Behlendorf

Production Accountant (Usa)

Jo-ann Beikoff

Set Dresser (2nd Uit)

Jo-ann Beikoff

Buyer/Dresser

Mike Bergstrom

1st Assistant Camera (Digital Domain)

Ian Bird

Best Boy Grip

Dennis M Blakey

Supervisor

Dennis M Blakey

Other

Zenna Blewitt

Scenic Assistant

Scott Bode

Carpenter

Ted Boonthanakit

Storyboard Artist

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

Douglas Botnick

Music Scoring Engineer

Richard Boue

Stunt Performer

Darin Bouyssou

Mold Department

Judy Bowerman

Fabrication Department

Murray Boyd

Location Manager

Richard Bradshaw

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Bradshaw

Assistant Camera

Ronald C Briggs

Other

Ken Brilliant

Conceptual Artist

Paul Broucek

Music Executive

David Brown

Stunt Performer

Emery Brown

Electronic Design

Ray Brown

Best Boy Grip

Martin Bruveris

Scenic Artist

Craig Bryant

Gaffer (2nd Uit)

Brian Burns

Other

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Andre Busanoby

Other

Matthew Butler

Digital Artist (Digital Domain)

John Calpin

Foam & Skin Technician

Scott Campbell

Other

Scott Campbell

Director Of Photography Pyro Elements (Digital Domain)

John Carey

Flame Artist (Digital Domain)

Brad Carlson

Key Set Production Assistant (Los Angeles)

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Fabrication Department

Tic Carroll

Transportation Coordinator

Gary Chang

Music Producer

Gary Chang

Music

Jim Charmatz

Key Artist

Candice Chinn

Digital Artist (Digital Domain)

Peter Chittleborough

Best Boy (2nd Uit)

Kevin Cleary

Carpenter

Thomas Cobb

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

Harry Cohen

Supervising Sound Effects Editor & Sound Designer

Rebecca Cohen

Assistant Buyer/Dresser

Nicholas Cole

Assistant Editor

Matt Connors

Other

Thomas Conway

Grip

James Cook

Model Maker (Digital Domain)

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Sequence Creator (Rga-La)

Toby Copping

Key Grip (2nd Uit)

David Cordell

Video Split Operator

David Covarrubias

Mechanical Design

Brian Cox

Special Effects Coordinator

Barry Crane

Mold Department

Lesley Crawford

Set Decorator

Judith Cruden

Extras Casting

Paul Curtis

Supervising Foley Editor

Paul Curtis

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Rodney Dack

Driver (For Marlon Brando)

Jack Daley

Carpenter

Jack Daro

Music Production Manager

Richard Davison

Key Artist

Jon Dawe

Mechanical Design

Rohan Dawson

Scenic Assistant

Lorna Dean

Catering Assistant (2nd Uit)

Ronald Dean

Construction Assistant

Sean Dempsey

Production Assistant (Digital Domain)

Glenn Derry

Electronic Design

Lou Diaz

Mold Department

Jodi Dickson

Fabrication Department

Lewis Dickson

Construction Assistant

Oliver Henry Dickson

Production Assistant

Brenda Donoho

Val Kilmer'S Dresser

Bill Dotson

Dialogue Editor

Shane Down

Other

Lori L Dreischmeier

Digital Artist (Digital Domain)

Leon Dudevoir

Production Executive

Bev Dunn

Set Decorator

Justine Dunn

Assistant Props

Alan Dunstan

Best Boy

Alan Earl

Trade Assistant

Nash Edgerton

Stunt Performer

Jonathan Egstad

Compositor (Digital Domain)

Karen Eisenstadt

Production Controller

Leslie Ekker

Supervisor

Jack Elliott

Other

John Elliott

Val Kilmer'S Makeup Artist

Peter Elliott

Animal Behaviorist

Brian Ellison

Stunt Performer

Erik Ellner

Other

Ross Emery

Camera Operator

Ross Emery

Other

Ross Emery

Director Of Photography (2nd Uit)

Leonard Engleman

Val Kilmer'S Makeup Artist

Paul Eriksen

Special Thanks

Avy Eschenasy

Other

Sophie Fabbri-jackson

Script Supervisor

David Farmer

Assistant Sound Editor

Gillian Farrow

Special Effects Assistant

Kristin Fedderson

Animal Wrangler'S Assistant

Kerrie Fetzer

Caterer

Russell Fewtrell

Assistant Electric (2nd Uit)

Greg Figel

Key Artist

Marc Fishman

Supervising Sound Editor

Marc Fishman

Adr Editor

Elisabeth Flaum

Sound Effects Editor

Karen Fong

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

Peter Forbes

Trade Assistant

Crys Forsyth-smith

Production Coordinator (Digital Domain)

Fred Fouquet

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

William Fraker

Other

William Fraker

Director Of Photography

Peter Frankfurt

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

Jason Fraser

Construction Runner

Nathalie Fratti

Art Department

Diana Freeman

Script Coordinator

William Freesh

Re-Recording Mixer

John French

Construction Assistant

Jack Friedman

Boom Operator

Alex Frisch

Main Title Digital Compositor (525 Post Production)

Bruce Fuller

Supervisor

Anthony Gaillard

Art Department

Katherine Gamble

Production Assistant (2nd Uit)

Jamie Gardner

Other

Marshall Garlington

Re-Recording Assistant

Reg Garside

Chief Lighting Technician

Tim Gedemer

Sound Effects Editor

Annie Gilhooly

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lance Gilmer

Foam & Skin Technician

Anthony Giltrap

Assistant Props

Rod Glasscock

Unit Assistant

Jacqueline Perreault Gonzales

Model Department

Anthony S Goodsell

Art Department Runner

Nikki Gooley

Makeup Artist; Key Makeup Artist

Dr. Jonathan Gording

Other

Meg Gordon

Wardrobe Coordinator; Stand-By Wardrobe (2nd Uit)

Ian Gracie

Art Director

John E Gray

Pyrotechnics Supervisor (Digital Domain)

Stephen Gray

Generator Operator

Pauline Grebet

Special Effects Assistant

Walon Green

Screenwriter

Gary Grey

Music Scoring Engineer

Gary Ray Grimes

Other

Cathy Gross

Other

Rochelle Gross

Main Title Design Production Team (Rga-La)

Gholam Hassa Haeri

Catering Assistant

Bede Haines

2nd Assistant Camera (2nd Uit)

Greg Hajdu

Construction Manager

John Halfmann

Mold Department

Rob Hall

Art Department

Johnny Hallyday

Stunt Performer

Beth Halthaway

Fabrication Department

Michael Z. Hanan

Unit Director

Michael Z. Hanan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Handley

Assistant Animal Trainer (Digital Domain)

Itamar Har-even

Assistant (To Edward R Pressman)

David Hardie

Special Effects Assistant

David Hare

Screenwriter

Mike Harper

Mold Department

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Blue Harris

Special Thanks

Eston Harris

Special Thanks

Lawrence Harris

Special Thanks

Jamella Hassan

Wardrobe Assistant

Rich Haugen

Mechanical Design

Steve Hawker

Unit Assistant

Stephen Hay

Scenic Assistant

Max Haymes

Other

Jacinta Hayne

Production Coordinator (2nd Uit)

Karen Hedley

Unit Assistant

Colin Heidke

Production Assistant

Guido Helmstetter

Sculptor

Robert Henley

Production Assistant

Trevor Hensley

Art Department

Michael Herr

Screenwriter

Jim Hewitson

Unit Assistant

Joe Hewitson

Unit Assistant

Simone Hiley

Other

Richard Hilgner

Model Maker (Digital Domain)

Gary Hill

Best Boy

Matthew Hobbs

Digital Artist (Digital Domain)

Tony Hoffman

Production Placement Executive

Grady Holder

Mold Department

Paul Holzborn

Foley Artist

Lou Horvath

Assistant Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Island of Doctor Moreau, The, Island of Dr. Moreau, île du Dr. Moreau
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Big Time Picture Company Inc; CFI Hollywood; Capital Studios; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Digital Domain; Manta Digital Sound & Picture; Media Services, Inc.; New Line Cinema; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M; Pressman Film; Rga/La; Screen Nsw; Stan Winston Studios
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Aurum Producciones; Belga Films; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Focus Features; Metropolitan Filmexport; New Line Cinema; New Line Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution
Location
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 24, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 23, 1996

Remake of "Island of Lost Souls" (USA/1933), directed by Erle C Kenton, starring Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi; and "The Island of Dr. Moreau," (USA/1977), directed by Don Taylor, starring Burt Lancaster and Michael York.

David Thewlis replaced actor Rob Morrow.

John Frankenheimer replaced Richard Stanley as the film's director. Principal photography was halted on August 8, the day Stanley was removed as director, and resumed a week and a half later.

Additional photography will take place until December 16, 1995.

Director John Frankenheimer died July 6, 2002 of a stroke at the age of 72.

Began shooting August 1, 1995.

Completed shooting December 6, 1995.

Released in United States Summer August 23, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 24, 1996