Universal Studios has decided to revive its own Shared Monster Movie Universe for a new generation of fans.
The first title on the list is The Mummy, with Tom Cruise on board as lead. That film is set for a 2017 release, and is set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts. But Cruise won’t have to wait long before he is joined by another superstar in this revival of the Monster Movie Universe, as Johnny Depp has recently been cast in the remake of the H.G Wells classic, The Invisible Man.
Deadline reports that Depp is set to star in Universal’s revival of the science-fiction horror classic, with Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan serving as producers. There is no director or writer confirmed as of yet, although THR‘s sources claim Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) has been chosen to pen this project. At present, there is no release date attached either, but it could well be the untitled monster movie the studio has slated for 2018.