Having brought in Tom Cruise a couple of weeks back to star in The Mummy, it looks like Universal are looking to go after Hollywood’s ‘big guns’ for their Monsters Universe, as Deadline are reporting that Johnny Depp has signed to star in The Invisible Man.
There’s no word yet on a director for the movie, but Alex Kurtzman (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is overseeing the whole universe and will direct The Mummy, which is set for release on June 9 2017. The Invisible Man will join Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature From The Black Lagoon and The Wolf Man before they all come together for a team-up movie, rumoured to be Van Helsing.
No word yet on whether Depp will play The Invisible Man, but it assumed he will.
Cruise and Depp are not the only big names on Universal’s hitlist, with Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) lined up for Creature From The Black Lagoon and Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) tapped to play The Bride of Frankenstein.
Universal’s first attempt to bring H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man to the big screen was in 1933, directed by James Whale (Frankenstein) and starring Claude Rains (Phantom of the Opera).