Johnny Depp Set to Star in Universal's THE INVISIBLE MAN
As you know, Universal Pictures is looking to reboot all of their classic horror films and monsters for a new generation. The Wolf Man and The Mummy are two films currently in development, and now the studio is ready to get rolling on The Invisible Man. Deadline is reporting that they've cast Johnny Deep as the lead in the film! The character was previously played by Claude Rains in the 1933 adaption of H.G. Wells' classic novel.
The story follows a scientist named Dr. Jack Griffen who finds a way to turn himself invisible. This comes at a price, though, because it screws with his sanity and makes him murderously insane.
As of right now, there are no details on who is writing or directing the film, but Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are set to produce it along with all of the other monster movies that Universal is making. They are building these films as a connected cinematic universe, and I am really hoping that they turn out great. I wasn't impressed with Dracula Untold, but let's see how these new films turn out. With Depp jumping on board The Invisible Man and Tom Cruise set to star in The Mummy they haven't had any issue bringing in A-list talent.
Apparently this film is a big priority at the studio so I guess we can expect to see even more movement on it in the near future. I think Depp will be perfect in the role, and I'm actually excited to see how he makes this character his own. We will next seen him on the big screen in Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, and he's also been working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.