Joining Renfield, Dark Army, and the upcoming The Invisible Man as new takes on classic Universal horror films, a new Invisible Woman is now in development with Elizabeth Banks on board to star in and direct the film.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Banks will star in and helm Invisible Woman, a new take on 1940's The Invisible Woman, which was the third film in the Invisible Man franchise based on the iconic character created by legendary author H.G. Wells in his 1897 novella. Banks previously directed Pitch Perfect 2 and this year's Charlie's Angels reboot.
Described as "Thelma & Louise meets American Psycho," the screenplay for the new Invisible Woman was written by Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train, Chloe, Secretary) and is based on a pitch by Banks, according to Variety, who also reports that Invisible Woman is not expected to be connected story-wise to Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man.
Banks will produce Invisible Woman alongside Max Hendelman through their Brownstone Productions banner.
While 1940's Invisible Woman took a more comedic approach than other entries in the Invisible Man franchise, the new film is expected to have a more horror-centric tone. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details emerge.