‘Charlie’s Angels’ star and director Elizabeth Banks is set to team with Universal to helm and star in ‘The Invisible Woman’.
The project is an original pitch from Banks which will see Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl On The Train) pen the script. Banks will also produce alongside Max Handelman through their Brownstone Productions, which did the ‘Pitch Perfect’ series and most recently ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps but sources say Banks’ pitch is very different from Leigh Whanell’s ‘Invisible Man’.
After a disastrous start to the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise led ‘The Mummy’, Universal dropped the idea of an interconnected universe. Universal are now favouring filmmaker passion that has connective tissue to Uni’s Classic Monsters legacy which will see Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ kick-start the monster universe. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions take the gauntlet to push things forward with ‘The Invisible Man’.
Paul Feig has also joined the universe with his own original idea ‘Dark Army’ which he will write and direct. It is said to bring back some of that classic ‘Frankenstein’ vibe. Recently, Dexter Fletcher also took up the mantel to helm the Dracula spin-off ‘Renfield‘.
This would be Banks third directorial effort on a major scale. After having taking the helm on ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, her latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is about to hit UK cinemas after taking a bit of a nosedive in the States. Banks also stars in the reboot as one of multiply Bosley’s.