Would Claude Rains approve? In 1933, Rains played the iconic “Invisible Man.” Now Johnny Depp is set to recreate the role in a Universal Pictures version produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.

Actor Johnny Depp waves to fans as he leaves after a photocall for the movie “Black Mass” at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in northern Italy September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
“It is unclear where the movie stands in terms of development,” says the Hollywood Reporter. There is no director attached at this stage. The studio has a writers room with elite scribes, … who are tackling reboots of the entire line of Universal’s classic monsters; sources say Ed Solomon, best known for writing ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Now You See Me,’ is writing ‘Invisible Man.’

“In the original, Rains played a chemist who uses a dangerous drug to turn invisible. The transformation leaves him jealous, paranoid and psychotic and leads to a killing spree. The movie spawned several sequels.”

Tom Cruise already is set to star in Univrsal’s reboot of “The Mummy,” which had social media crying Mommy.

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