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Mouse House has a vision for ‘Invisible’

Goyer-helmed pic skedded to shoot in September

Disney has bought domestic distribution rights on the next directing project for “Batman Begins” scripter David Goyer, Spyglass thriller “The Invisible,” and greenlit the pic for a fall start.

Goyer, who also was helmer of “Blade Trinity,” came on the project when it was at DreamWorks (Daily Variety, Nov. 5).

Spyglass is providing all financing on the film and will keep most international territories. Disney will get any remaining international rights in addition to domestic.

Pic is skedded to start shooting in September in Vancouver.

Story is based on Swedish supernatural film “Den Osynlige,” penned by Mick Davis. A teenager is attacked and left for dead, then finds himself in limbo, invisible to the living and racing against time to find his body before he truly perishes. The only person who might be able to save him is his attacker, a troubled girl on the run from the law.

Davis’ script was written in English and translated into Swedish. Spyglass bought remake rights in 2002 and is sole financier on the pic.

Christine Roum did the latest revisions of the new English version. She’s currently writing “Dark Autumn” for Fox 2000.

Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman of Spyglass are producing with Neal Edelstein and Mike Macari (“The Ring,” “Mulholland Drive”). Peter Possne is exec producer.

Louanne Brickhouse is the exec on the pic for Disney.

Glickman and Erin Stam will oversee the project for Spyglass.

Goyer currently is exec producing upcoming CBS skein “Threshold,” about the government’s response to an alien threat.

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