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Johnny Depp will play Invisible Man opposite Tom Cruise’s Mummy

Johnny Depp will play the lead character in Universal’s reboot of The Invisible Man that’s a part of their shared monster universe. Tom Cruise has been chosen to headline the Mummy reboot.

hollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2016 16:13 IST
Johnny Depp never plays invisible characters.
Johnny Depp never plays invisible characters.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been roped in to star in the reboot of the 1933 science fiction horror film The Invisible Man.

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.

Watch the trailer for the original movie here

Based on the classic HG Wells novel, the original 1933 film starred Claude Rains as the scientist who finds a way to become invisible for devious purposes.

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The first film in this rebooted monster universe is The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise and is set to release in June 2017.

Read: Tom Cruise is definitely leading The Mummy, but is it a good idea?

Morgan and Kurtzman will now look to tap a writer to pen the reboot. However, no timetable has been set for production.

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