David S. Goyer to Focus on The Invisible Man Before Magneto

While writer/director David S. Goyer is currently out there doing press for his upcoming film The Unborn, the talk of the town is still all about what he will do next. And as The Dark Knight co-scribe told our friends at Collider, his focus will go next to a sequel to James Whale’s 1933 classic The Invisible Man, based on a story by H.G. Wells.

Goyer also told CHUD that Universal has finally warmed to his idea for how to reimagine The Invisible Man, including the use of some steampunk elements. But as Goyer explains, it will be less remake and more sequel. “It actually begins in the last page of the book, where it’s said that the Invisible Man wrote all of his secrets in these little notebooks, and they’re still out there. Scotland Yard becomes aware that they’re out there and they really want to get their hands on them.” Goyer told Collider more specifically that “the character is the nephew of the original Invisible Man and he perfects the ability. After perfecting it, he’s captured by Scotland Yard and he can either work for them or be dissected.” Having not seen the original Invisible Man, its difficult to comment on how a sequel might work — though I’m sure that someone in our comment area can shed some opinion on the matter.

Goyer was also asked about Magneto, the Marvel comics origin film that has been in development alongside X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As it turns out, Fox is waiting to see how Wolverine performs at the box office in May before giving the greenlight to Magneto. The question now is how well Wolverine will do next year. Based upon what we’ve seen from trailers and preview footage, it looks pretty badass if I do say so myself.

Final side note — if you’ve not yet seen the poster for The Unborn, you might want to check it out. It features creepiness combined with Odette Yustman’s, er, assets.

Do you think Wolverine will do enough business to get Fox to greenlight Magneto? Also, are you excited about The Invisible Man remake?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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