Deadline is reporting tonight that Johnny Depp will star in Universal’s upcoming remake of The Invisible Man, the next piece in the puzzle of the studio’s new, classic movie monsters universe, which technically began with 2014’s Dracula Untold. We say technically because recent reports have led us to believe that due to that film’s poor performance, the character may be seeing another reboot to fit in with this new cinematic universe.
No word on a director or writer for The Invisiable Man just yet, but Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are the brains behind this planned monsters universe and so far, things are going well it seems.
In addition to Depp, Universal also landed Tom Cruise for The Mummy, which Kurtzman is directing. Also in line for reboots are the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man, among others. So, it’s clear that Universal has big plans here and with both Cruise and Depp locked in, things should start to get pretty exciting.
For those unfamiliar with The Invisible Man, it started as an H.G. Wells novel before being turned into a 1933 film that starred “Claude Rains as a scientist who finds a way to become invisible. The price is his sanity.” Expect this reboot to stick closely to the original.
As of now, Universal’s monsters universe is shaping up quite well, and seeing as the studio has already landed two of the biggest movie stars on the planet, we can’t wait to see who they nab next.
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