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22 June 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop

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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?

 


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I always saw The Invisible Man as cracking material for a 1940's set pulp detective story with a sci-fi twist in a similar vein to Kiss Me Deadly and the old pulp books such as The Spirit, The Phantom and The Shadow (ignore the films of the last three!) More

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Blade: Trinity
Blade: Trinity is NOT awful! It's fricking hilarious. Honestly, you need to watch it again, but, in your mind, distance it from the other Blades and I bet you enjoy it. The genius insults, the preposterous Dracula and the earnest product placement. Brilliant. More

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