Johnny Depp is set to star in the reboot of “The Invisible Man” at Universal Pictures.
H.G. Wells penned the classic novel which was the basis of the original 1933 film starred Claude Rains as the scientist who finds a way to become invisible for devious purposes.
Various screen adaptations of Wells’ work have taken place over the years from the most faithful version with the 1984 BBC mini-series, to more elaborate cinematic spins such as John Carpenter’s “Memoirs of an Invisible Man” and Paul Verhoeven’s “Hollow Man”.
The project currently has no director or writer attached, but is a part of the studio’s attempt to build a new cinematic universe around its classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are spearheading that initiative which kicks off with “The Mummy” reboot starring Tom Cruise. That film opens June 2017.