Johnny Depp will become The Invisible Man in the remake film.
Johnny Depp is joining Universals burgeoning monster universe.
The actor has signed on to star in The Invisible Man, the studios latest offering being developed by producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
It is unclear where the movie stands in terms of development. There is no director attached at this stage. The studio has a writers room with elite scribes, overseen by Kurtzman and Morgan, who are tackling reboots of the entire line of Universals classic monsters; sources say Ed Solomon, best known for writing Men in Black and Now You See Me, is writing Invisible Man.
The new project is based on the HG Wells novel that was famously adapted into the 1933 black-and-white classic starring Claude Rains. Like most of Universals monster movies, the story is tinged with tragedy.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter