‘The Invisible Man’ Drops Johnny Depp As Universal Monsters Head In New Direction

Following the box office bomb of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” reboot, Universal is taking a whole new approach to their monster films.

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According to Variety, Universal is teaming up with Blumhouse producer Jason Blum and director Leigh Whannell for a new take on “The Invisible Man”.

Johnny Depp had been attached to star in a film based on the property, but Variety now reports he is no longer involved, though he may appear in a different monster film project.

Universal has also decided not to go ahead with their original idea of an interconnected monsters universe.

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“Throughout cinematic history, Universal’s classic monsters have been reinvented through the prism of each new filmmaker who brought these characters to life,” said Universal’s president of production Peter Cramer. “We are excited to take a more individualized approach for their return to screen, shepherded by creators who have stories they are passionate to tell with them.”

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