Universal continues to develop its Monsters Cinematic Universe. Production will begin this year on The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Alex Kurtzman. Other films in development include Bride of Frankenstein, Van Helsing and The Invisible Man. And now, for the latter film, the studio has hired one of the world’s biggest actors to star.
According to Deadline, A-lister Johnny Depp is set to star in The Invisible Man for Universal. No word yet on who is directing this film or when it begins production. The Hollywood Reporter says that Ed Solomon, best known for his work on Men in Black, is writing the script.
Kurtzman will produce The Invisible Man alongside Chris Morgan, both of whom have been overseeing the writers room for this cinematic universe. The Invisible Man was previously the subject of a 1933 film, which starred Claude Rains. The story was originally a novel written by H.G. Wells.
This is undoubtedly a huge get for Universal. This mega-franchise has already acquired two of the world’s biggest stars – Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp – something other cinematic universes at other studios would be envious of.
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