Illustration for article titled Dark Knight Scribe Turns Invisible Man Steampunk

David Goyer, the co-writer of The Dark Knight that everyone always seems to forget about, is a busy man. Fresh from directing upcoming horror movie The Unborn, he's about to launch into an io9-centric two-fer, writing the scripts for X-Men Origins: Magneto and a new version of The Invisible Man which takes the familiar story in a much more contemporary-retro direction.Talking to MTV, Goyer talked about his approach to adapting HG Wells' story:

My take is kind of an extrapolation. It actually deals with a nephew of the first character. It's got some of the characters from the H.G. Wells book, but it's kind of a continuation... It kind of crosses a lot of genres. It's very steam punk.


One of those other genres includes the spy movie - The plot revolves around the Invisible Man becoming a spy for the British government and sneaking into "imperialist Russia", according to the writer. And if you think that you know what kind of movie to expect, Goyer's happy to tell you that you ain't seen nothing yet:

I don't want to give too much away, but I took what being invisible could mean to the next logical extreme... We do a lot of crazy things in it that are sort of far beyond what anyone's done with it yet.


Image from DP Challenge. David Goyer May Bump ‘Magneto' To Make Way For ‘Invisible Man' [MTV Movie Blog]

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