H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction story, THE INVISIBLE MAN, is to be reworked by Sony Pictures with the studio collaborating with Red Wagon Entertainment producers Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick. Previously adapted by legendary director James Whale as part of Universal’s movie monsters universe, and starring Claude Raines, the nightmarish 1897 novel is to be retold for a new generation.
Loose adaptations of the story have had mixed results with ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEETS THE INVISIBLE MAN (1951), John Carpernter’s action comedy MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (1991) and Paul Verhoeven’s scientific horror HOLLOW MAN (2000) the stand outs. British actor David McCullum also fronted a hugely successful US series during the 1970s.
The plot for this new project, much like HOLLOW MAN, will see the obsessive hero of the classic tale, Dr. Jack Griffin, now as a villain.
Source: The Tracking Board