Archive for June 2007
Nikki’s initial excitement at disappearing into thin air — with its attendant abilities to spy on the cutest boy in class and get even with the mean kids — turns to an understanding that life’s sticky situations can be hard to get out of, whether you’re invisible or not!
This set of three stories is aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds, and it’s due out the end of this week. MP3 downloads are hinted at.
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Variety reports on the next Invisible Man project, and it’s something you have (or haven’t) seen before:
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set David Goyer to write and direct “The Invisible Man,” a new take on the H.G. Wells classic. Brian Grazer will produce.
Conceived as a sequel to Wells’ original tale, the story centers on a British nephew of the original Invisible Man. Once he discovers his uncle’s formula for achieving invisibility, he is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.
“I’ve always been a fan of the original H.G. Wells book as well as the Universal film and felt the property was ripe for reimagining,” Goyer said.
I doubt that James Whale’s 1933 classic is at all threatened, but I’m happy to see that someone’s doing something with the concept.
Jessica Alba, the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four franchise, apparently envies her character in one respect: her photo on the cover of Parade this week is captioned “I Wish I Were Invisible.” Or at least less noticeable, anyway:
I prefer to be a little more anonymous, under the radar. I like to be able to slide in and out of situations unnoticed.
Whether she’d use a force field or not remains to be seen, I suppose.