David Goyer Writing INVISIBLE MAN II

Premier comic-movie scribe David S. Goyer sets out on an epic journey to continue the story of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man.
Writer/director David S. Goyer is scripting a new film sequel to H.G. Wells' classic 1897 SF novella The Invisible Man for Universal Pictures.

"It sort of starts kind of, like, about two months after the events of the H.G. Wells book finish," Goyer (Blade Trinity, The Dark Knight) told Sci Fi Wire's PATRICK LEE at San Diego's Comic-Con International on July 27th. "And the H.G. Wells book kind of ends with, you know, the original invisible man, Griffin, [who] has these three notebooks that all of his secrets are in, and at the end of the H.G. Wells story, you establish that they're still in existence. But...nobody knows where they are. And my story begins with those three notebooks falling into the hands of someone else, and it takes off from there."

Goyer said he envisions a sprawling period movie, set around the turn of the 20th century. "It's got elements of horror, but it's sort of a big, epic adventure movie. Part of it takes place in England; part of it takes place in Persia; part of it takes place in Siberia. And I added a couple, I think, wrinkles to the notion of invisibility that nobody's managed to do before. So it kind of takes it to an extreme level."

Goyer added that the film will have a Rudyard Kipling steampunk vibe without resorting to the kinds of choices that made The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie adaptation such a disaster. "But there are a lot of real historical figures that are woven in among it. And I think I've come up with some pretty cool things in it that I know haven't been on film before, so we'll see."
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