Johnny Depp Signs on for 'The Invisible Man', Universal's Monster's Universe Grows
Universal's monsters universe is finally taking shape, with Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan at the head of the expansive project.
First in line is The Mummy, which reeled in Tom Cruise to headline its cast, and now the next film in the line-up has added an equally exciting actor.
Johnny Depp has signed on to lead The Invisible Man, the script for which to be written by Ed Solomon (Now You See Me, Men in Black). The writers room, in addition to Solomon, that Kurtzman and Morgan have assembled for the franchise includes Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), Noah Hawley (FX's Fargo), and Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners).
The Invisible Man is based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, telling the story of a scientist who discovers how to become invisible, while losing his sanity in the process. This sounds right down Depp's alley.
No other news has come through regarding the film. The Mummy opens June 9, 2017, kicking off Universal's expanded universe.