Depp, Johnny: Star of Universal’s Reboot of The Invisible Man

Johnny Depp will star in Universal’s reboot of The Invisible Man.

The film is currently without a director or writer but is part of the studio’s new classic monster universe initiative spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.

Based on the classic H.G. Wells novel, the original 1933 film starred Claude Rains as the scientist who finds a way to become invisible for devious purposes.

The first film in this rebooted monster universe is The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise and bows in June 2017.

Morgan and Kurtzman will hire a writer to pen the reboot, but no timetable has been set for production.

Depp will be seen next in Alice Through the Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, set to bow in summer 2017.