David Goyer Helming New Invisible Man
They've already adapted H.G. Wells' The Time Machine a few times in Hollywood, and now they're turning their attention back to The Invisible Man (which has already had a few Hollywood films), or at least building off of it. Universal Pictures has set David Goyer, who just directed The Invisible as well as wrote the screenplay for Blade and Batman Begins, as the director on the project. Goyer has been taking on quite a few big projects recently, including directing the X-Men spinoff Magneto and writing a number of other comic book movie scripts.
The film will be conceived as a sequel to Wells' original tale, with the story centering 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. An invisible James Bond? Who knows… Goyer will also be writing the script for the film, which should be a good formula given we know he can put out great scripts (Batman Begins).
Did anyone catch The Invisible? After Blade: Trinity, also directed by Goyer, I'm not really sure how well this guy can hold up as a director, but maybe there's more to him than we've seen.