Universal Pictures has taken their third step towards greatness as they’ve pulled yet another classic monster from their shelve and dusted it off. First there was The Mummy, then there was Creature From the Black Lagoon, then Wolf Man was announced… and now finally The Invisible Man! Now if only we could get Dracula and Frankenstein back in theaters (I’m sure it’s not that far off), this world would be a better place. Read on for the skinny!
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set David Goyer to write and direct “The Invisible Man,” a new take on the H.G. Wells classic. Brian Grazer will produce, according to Variety.
Conceived as a sequel to Wells’ original tale, the story centers on a British nephew of the original Invisible Man. Once he discovers his uncle’s formula for achieving invisibility, he is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.
“I’ve always been a fan of the original H.G. Wells book as well as the Universal film and felt the property was ripe for reimagining,” Goyer said.
Imagine’s David Bernardi and Chris Wade will be involved in a producing capacity.
Goyer, who most recently directed ghost tale “The Invisible” and “Blade: Trinity,” is planning to helm the Sheldon Turner-scripted “X-Men” spinoff “Magneto” for Fox.