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.

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