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Johnny Depp is Universal’s ‘The Invisible Man’

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Johnny Depp will star in Universal Pictures’ in-development “The Invisible Man,” the latest take on the H.G. Wells novel and part of the studio’s planned shared classic movie monster continuity, as reported Tuesday afternoon by Deadline.

There’s not a lot of further details at this time, including who’s writing the script or on board to direct, or when it’ll go into production. Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are leading the creative charge on Universal’s current monster plans, and will produce “Invisible Man.” Kurtzman will direct the first entry in this new monster-verse, “The Mummy,” starring another major star — Tom Cruise — which is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017.

Depp, of course, is no stranger to famous roles, ranging from Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films to the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland.” He received widespread critical acclaim for last fall’s “Black Mass,” based on real-life mobster Whitey Bulger.

The original “Invisible Man” film was released by Universal in 1933, based on Wells’ 1897 novel. It starred Claude Rains and spawned multiple sequels.

Comments

  • Robert Pollock

    The Invisable Man…now there is a fresg idead that hasnt been done over n over again in the movies and TV…

  • Robert Pollock

    The Invisable Man…now there is a fresg idead that hasnt been done over n over again in the movies and TV…

  • Larry Tate

    You are right there is no “Invisable” man movie. There are plenty of films with an “Invisible” man or woman or dog however.

  • Hypestyles

    The movie should be heavy on suspense and character development, not on violence.

  • Zagreus

    I think Johnny needs to take a break for a while. He’s been phoning it in for years. He did good with Black Mask, but he needs a few more actual jobs where he’s actually acting before he jumps into a franchise again- he’s a great actor, but it seems like he’s lost the passion he used to have and is going for the big cash prizes.

  • shanna

    Ahhh like Larry Tate. Still watching bewitched

  • red vector

    He may as well play the Invisible Man. He disappears into these characters anyway. Now if he would just disappear himself that would be even better.

  • sunken

    Tim Burton should direct this. They should use the same style as Ed Wood and it will be success!

  • Robert Pollock

    perhaps the dog can bite you…