With Marvel leading the field at the moment with its Superhero world, you can understand the need for Studios to jump on the same kind of bandwagon and Universal are pushing ahead with their “Monster horror brand” which will see the old classics remade for a whole new generation.
With Tom Cruise already signed up to star in The Mummy which is due out next year, Universal have announced that Johnny Depp has agreed and signed on for lead role in The Invisible Man redo which is due for release in either 2018 or 2019.
The HG Wells classic was a huge hit in the 1930’s with Claude Rains in the lead role and ironically it was remade in the 80’s by horror legend John Carpenter as a sort of comedy starring Chevy Chase.
Universal are going all out with their new franchise with recent reports that Angelina Jolie was also in talks to star and direct the other classic Bride Of Frankenstein.
No confirmation as of yet in who will direct or write The Invisible Man.