Leonardo DiCaprio Forcing Us Back to The Island of Dr. Moreau

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for photos promoting his upcoming film, "Django Unchained" at the Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition photo call in Cancun, Mexico, Sunday April 15, 2012. Photo: Israel Leal/AP/Corbis

The Island Of Dr. Moreau — what a wretched, misguided, ugly, bad movie! (That's just this writer's opinion after a VHS viewing at age 10; Rotten Tomatoes concurs, though. And H.G. Wells's 1896 novel and the 1977 movie version are exempt from this insult. Never experienced 'em. Too scarred from the Brando/Kilmer abomination.) So yeah, sure, why not try again. Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is on the case, alongside Warner Bros. "The intention is to make it a sci-fi film with a topical ecological message," Deadline writes. Watch out, sci-fi-topo-eco genre.