Sony Pictures has given the thumbs-up to a new adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man, with Red Wagon Entertainment producers Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick (Peter Pan, The Great Gatsby, The Divergent Series) attached to shepherd the project into daylight. No word on whether this modern version will be a solo film or a series.
Wells' nightmarish 1897 novel was first brought to life in James Whale's Universal classic The Invisible Man in 1933, starring Claude Rains, and has suffered through several sequels and other loose adaptations, like 1951's comedic Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Chevy Chase's 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Paul Verhoeven's freaky Hollow Man from 2000, starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue, which coincidentally was also produced by Red Wagon.
With so many different directions the project could take, it will be interesting to see if their script retains the novel's old-fashioned noirish charm or delves more into its complex existential aspects and science-based horrors. According to The Tracking Board, Sony's take on the material is totally unrelated to Universal's shared monster universe and will insert the title character of Dr. Jack Griffin as the main villain, with the audience following the hero tasked to hunt him down. No writer or director has yet been attached, but we'll let you know when more details appear.
Are you ready for another Invisible Man movie or closing your eyes to Sony's latest remake experiment?
(Via Den of Geek)