Writer and director David Goyer has been trying to get a new version of The Invisible Man off the ground at Universal since 2007, but it seems like the project could still see the light of day. During a recent interview, Goyer mentions that Universal was happy with his script and pre-vis tests, and it now comes down to the right casting:

"We did some pre-vis tests and things like that that they were very happy with. Now we’re going through the casting process. if they get the right lead, they’ll make it."

As far as the story is concerned, don't expect a modern take on the material. Goyer says that this will be a period piece with expanded mythology:

"It’s a period film but it’s period like Downey’s ’Sherlock Holmes... It’s period but it’s a reinvention of the character in the sort of way that Stephen Sommers exploded ‘The Mummy’ into a much bigger kind of mythology. That’s kind of what we’ve done with The Invisible Man."

Most recently, David Goyer directed episodes from the FlashForward TV series, as well as The Unborn in 2009. His current writing projects include the upcoming Superman movie and he was also brought in to work on the Godzilla remake script.

Source: Hero Complex