Los Angeles: Johnny Depp has been roped in to star in the reboot of the 1933 science fiction horror film 'The Invisible Man'.
Johnny Depp. Pic/Santa Banta
The film is currently without a director or writer but is part of Universal Pictures's new classic monster universe initiative spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, reports variety.com.
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 is set to release in June 2017.
Morgan and Kurtzman will now look to tap a writer to pen the reboot. However, no timetable has been set for production.