H.G. Wells’ classic The Invisible Man is getting ready to go into production at Sony, reports Tracking Board, with Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick set to produce.
The original novel, published in 1897, followed the character of Griffin and his descent into madness upon becoming invisible as the result of a scientific experiment. Griffin becomes corrupted by his new power, and uses it to cause anarchy. The studio is developing a new spin that will make the Invisible Man the villain of the film, with the audience following the hero that is tasked to hunt him down.This new project is, of course, not the first film version of The Invisible Man:
The iconic character was first brought to life by Claude Rains in the 1933 Universal horror film of the same title directed by James Whale. The character has since become an iconic “monster” for the studio, spawning multiple sequels, including The Return of The Invisible Man starring Vincent Price in 1940. The Sony project is unrelated to Universal’s shared monster universe, which is currently developing a separate project featuring the character. The concept of the novel has been the inspiration for numerous thrillers, including Hollow Man, which starred Kevin Bacon. Other projects include 1992’s Memoirs of the Invisible Man, which starred Chevy Chase and the Invisible Man Syfy series that aired between 2000 and 2002.Read the Tracking Board piece here. Cinemablend adds their two bits here.
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