Goyer's The Invisible Man

Universal carries on monster mashing

Following The Wolfman, and the news that The Bride of Frankenstein is on the slab and ready for the electrodes, comes an update on David S. Goyer's The Invisible Man.

Goyer told Shock Till You Drop that "I've finished a draft and... Universal are breathing down my neck to get the revisions done. It's a movie they'd like to make."

Invisible men have turned up in movies of varying quality by John Carpenter (Memoirs of an Invisible Man), Paul Verhoeven (Hollow Man) and Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) but a straight movie adaptation of HG Wells' original novel hasn't happened since James Whale's 1933 classic.

And it doesn't seem to be happening here, since Goyer has talked about the character "being turned into a secret agent and sent into imperial Russia". He's also talked of genre-straddling and Steampunk.

Goyer's pedigree as a writer of great high-concept movies is undisputed (Batman, Blade) but he's yet to really prove himself as a director, following the awful Blade: Trinity and the lukewarm The Unborn. Can he handle this, or do you see through him?