Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Invisibile Man still a go at Universal?

Here’s some interesting news courtesy of Latino Review – check this out, monster kids:

"The Invisible Man," which has been a pet project for David S. Goyer for several years. He wants to make a sequel of sorts to the original film, and also one that exploits H.G. Wells' beautiful open ending where it's revealed that he preserved all of his scientific secrets in a series of notebooks. It would take place mere months after the book/original film, and follow the nephew of the Invisible Man, who cracks the formula and takes on his uncle's see-through power. Scotland Yard captures him, and demands he assist them as a spy, or risk medical dissection. Goyer even hinted it may have steampunk elements.

It sounds as if his original idea is still on, aided considerably by being able to piggyback on Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"success. "It’s a period film but it’s period like Downey’s ’Sherlock Holmes,’” Goyer told Hero Complex. “It’s period but it’s a reinvention of the character in the sort of way that Stephen Sommers exploded ‘The Mummy’ into a much bigger kind of mythology. That’s kind of what we’ve done with ‘The Invisible Man.’”

Despite being burned on "The Wolfman," Universal is still interested (undoubtedly because they would like their own Sherlock Holmes) and is moving forward with the remake. Goyer insists it's still alive, though proceeding slowly, and that it largely depends on attracting a marketable male lead. "We did some pre-vis tests and things like that that they were very happy with. Now we’re going through the casting process. if they get the right lead, they’ll make it."

So, everyone has an opinion - lemme know what ya think?

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