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Johnny Depp to star in The Invisible Man remake

Cover Media logo Cover Media 10/02/2016
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Johnny Depp is set to star in a remake of classic sci-fi horror film The Invisible Man.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will lead the film from Universal Studios, with Transformers scribe Alex Kurtzman and Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan signed on to produce the project.

Men In Black screenwriter Ed Solomon will write the new version of H.G. Wells' classic tale of a chemist who goes on a killing spree after using a dangerous drug that turns him invisible.

Wells' novel has been adapted numerous times since he originally published the story in 1897, with the most famous film version having been released in 1933, starring Claude Rains as the crazed leading man.

Depp is getting used to playing deranged characters, as he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of real-life Boston mobster Whitey Bugler in 2015 release Black Mass.

The 52 year old has been an A-list celebrity for over 30 years, having landed a role in classic 1984 horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street before his fame grew even larger after starring in Tim Burton's 1990 film Edward Scissorhands.

And although his Captain Jack Sparrow persona for Disney's the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of his most iconic parts to date, Depp still prefers to explore his dark side through portraying characters with a striking villainous streak.

“I think I will always see myself as an outsider,” he told UK newspaper The Mirror. “I also have a need to feel I’ve protected my individuality and identity as an actor. That’s part of my rebellious side.

"I found the evil in myself a long time ago. I accept it, we are old friends."

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