Johnny Depp has been lined up to star in a new film adaptation of The Invisible Man.
H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi novella was previously made into a famous 1933 Universal Pictures film starring Claude Rains and directed by James Whale. According to Deadline, the new version is part of Universal’s ongoing plan to bring back a host of classic movie monsters from its past.
As part of the the plan, the studio has already lined up a reboot of The Mummy with Tom Cruise on board to star. That film is set for release on March 24, 2017. Fast & Furious 7 producer Chris Morgan is steering the new version of The Invisible Man though the film’s director, screenwriters and release date are currently unknown.
Depp already has two huge blockbuster sequels in the pipeline: Alice Through The Looking Glass, which opens on May 27 of this year, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which follows on May 26, 2017.
The actor, who earned acclaim for his performance in last year’s crime drama film Black Mass, recently admitted that he “tortured” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of their classic 1993 coming-of-age film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.