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Elizabeth Banks to star in and direct Invisible Woman horror movie

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ELIZABETH Banks is to star in and direct a new take on classic Universal title The Invisible Woman.

The 1940 original focused on a department store model who becomes the test subject of an invisibility experiment.

Upon becoming invisible, she gets back against her mean boss but unwittingly falls into a caper involving gangsters. The film took a more comedic approach to its subject, as opposed to the more horror-based likes of its predecessors, The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns.

Erin Cressida Wilson, who penned The Girl on the Train, wrote the current draft of the script, which is being pitched as a cross between Thelma & Louise and American Psycho.

News of The Invisible Woman remake comes as Universal continues to revive characters from its horror vault, even though it has abandoned plans to create an inter-connected cinematic universe – dubbed Dark Universe – in the wake of the poor performance of the Tom Cruise vehicle The Mummy in 2017.

It is now concentrating on a more individualized and filmmaker-driven approach, with Leigh Whannell directing a remake of The Invisible Man for starters.

Also in development is the Dracula-themed Renfield, with Dexter Fletcher newly attached to direct, as well as Dark Army, with Paul (Bridesmaids/Spy) Feig attached.

Banks made her directorial debut with 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2 and most recently delivered Sony’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels.