Venkman Here with some information about the new 'Invisible Man' movie that David Goyer is currently working on. I love all classic horror films what movie geek dosen't!? 'The Invisible Man' is one of these movies that don't get as much credit as it should. I wouldn't mind seeing a new 'Invisible man' film if it was good and different. As much as I have a problem with remakes there are some movies that would just be really fun to see remade and this is one of them. Earlier attemps at remaking 'The Invisible man' have been terrible! But Goyer looks like he's got some great ideas up his sleeve. he recently talked to MTV about this little production:
Well, ‘The Invisible Man,' the Universal film, is a great movie, a Claude Rains film," Goyer said with admiration. "My take is kind of an extrapolation. It actually deals with a nephew of the first character. It's got some of the characters from the H.G. Wells book, but it's kind of a continuation."
I like the idea of the story moving forward and not a full on remake of the classic, that takes place in the same time period.
Goyer said that if you've seen the Rains film, you might actually get more out of the new version; but at the same time, there'll be no prior knowledge required.
Well sure, you may not need any prior knowlege of the first movie, but if you haven't seen you most definitely should.
"It involves Scotland Yard getting their hands on the current Invisible Man and basically saying, ‘Wow, you'd be a really good secret agent to send into Imperial Russia right now,'" an enthusiastic Goyer said of the plot. "It starts off from there."
So if James Bond could be invisible...
As for the intended look of the film he'll direct as well as write, Goyer made reference to a popular style of fantasy that has emerged over the last few decades: "It kind of crosses a lot of genres. It's very steam punk."
I got my first tast of Staem Punk fashion at Coimic-Con this year it is very cool stuff. I totally dig this style. I think the Invisible Man is perfect for this style. Here are a few pics to give you an idea of what Steam Punk is:
"I don't want to give too much away, but I took what being invisible could mean to the next logical extreme," he explained. "We do a lot of crazy things in it that are sort of far beyond what anyone's done with it yet."
This could be a very cool story, in a intersting time period, with a very cool cool style. I can't wait to see what type of designs start coming out for this. We all know David Goyer can write a great story so I think we are going to be in for a treat. What do you think about all this? Do you like the direction he is taking this or not?