First Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, and now (possibly) Russell Crowe…it appears Universal is pulling out the big guns to help power their new “Monster Universe”.
The studio is looking to launch a new franchise based on reboots of their classic monster movies. Tom Cruise is signed for THE MUMMY and Johnny Depp is to be THE INVISIBLE MAN (why on earth would you ever want to make Johnny Deep invisible?!)
Russell Crowe is reported to be in early talks to a play a Dr Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in THE MUMMY and a possible spin-off solo flick to come later.
THE MUMMY is slated for June 9, 2017 while THE INVISIBLE MAN isn’t scheduled til 2018.