Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set David Goyer to write and direct The Invisible Man, a new take on the H.G. Wells classic, reports Variety. Brian Grazer will produce.
Conceived as a sequel to Wells’ original tale, the story centers on a British nephew of the original Invisible Man. Once he discovers his uncle’s formula for achieving invisibility, he is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.
Goyer, who most recently directed The Invisible and Blade: Trinity, is planning to helm the Sheldon Turner-scripted “X-Men” spinoff Magneto for Fox.