Johnny Depp to Star as ‘Invisible Man’ For Universal

Johnny Depp to Star in the
Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Johnny Depp is set to star in Universal’s reboot of “The Invisible Man,” sources tell Variety.

The film is currently without a director or writer but is part of the studio’s new classic monster universe initiative spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.

Based on the classic H.G. Wells novel, the original 1933 film starred Claude Rains as the scientist who finds a way to become invisible for devious purposes.

The first film in this rebooted monster universe is “The Mummy,” which stars Tom Cruise and bows in June 2017.

Morgan and Kurtzman will now look to tap a writer to pen the reboot; no timetable has been set for production. Exec VP Jon Mone and VP Jay Polidoro will oversee production for Universal.

Depp can be seen next in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and also has “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” set to bow in summer 2017. He is also being courted to star in Paramount’s crime thriller “Triple Frontier.” He is repped by UTA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 6

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. IT--two--IT says:

    INTEL RUN franchise slum Hollywood’s – – -‘latest’?


  2. James says:

    Sounds great.

  3. 85wzen says:

    Depp always did seem a bit invisible, so good choice!

  4. Rogelio Lopez says:

    Leo DiCaprio for Dracula in this Monster Universe

  5. I think it’s time for another collab between Johnny and Tim…..the whole movie is definitely written for Tim Burton….

  6. Marty Gillis says:

    OH BOY! I am smelling a hit here. I gotta feeling this film will be a real shot in the arm for Johnny Depp and the audience as well! Hopefully they’ll try and go for the vintage ‘Claude Raines vibe’ as Mr. Depp would excel in that ! Bring it on !!

More Film News from Variety