BLUMHOUSE & UNIVERSAL CAST INVISIBLE MAN: The Haunting of Hill House star Oliver Jackson-Cohen has snagged the title role in Universal/Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, which beings production this month in Sydney, Australia. Originally, Johnny Depp was set to play the lead role. He joins Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer and Storm Reid.
STANLEY KUBRICK SCREENPLAY NOTES FOUND: Three unrealized Stanley Kubrick screenplays have been found in the U.K. the unknown collection of notes date from 1954-65, and with a focus on marriage, jealousy and adultery, according to reports. The working titles are Married Man, The Perfect Marriage and Jealousy. At the time of writing, Kubrick was having trouble with his second wife Ruth Sobotka.
THIS IS US SHOWRUNNERS LAUNCH PRODUCTION COMPANY: This Is Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are continuing and expanding their relationship with 20th Century Fox. The pair have formed a studio-based company dubbed The Walk-Up Company. “20th has believed in us since the very beginning – they gave us our first professional writing job and offered us a blind script deal when we literally had no idea what that term meant,” said Aptaker and Berger. “We’ve brought on the wonderful Adam Londy to spearhead our development and plan to use this opportunity to bring heartfelt, funny, human stories into the world.”
HELLBOY CREATOR TO EXPLORE JACK THE RIPPER MYTHOS: The creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola, has signed on to explore the Jack the Ripper mythos in a new Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness comic. “It’s been long-established that Sir Edward Grey was involved in some capacity in the investigation into the Ripper killings in 1888, and that shortly afterward he left government service for good,” teased iZombie co-creator Roberson. “But we’ve never known just what Sir Edward discovered during his investigation, or who was behind the Ripper murders in the world of Hellboy, or what happened that caused the royal Witchfinder to having a falling-out with Queen Victoria…until now, at least.”Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness will launch November 27.