The Invisible Man reboot lands 2020 launch date
Common has set a March 13, 2020 launch date for its replace on the traditional H.G. Wells novel The Invisible Man, which is being produced by Blumhouse.
Directed by Leigh Whannell (Improve, Insidious: Chapter three), and starring Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Story, Us) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time, 12 Years a Slave, When They See Us), The Invisible Man follows Cecilia (Moss), who receives the information of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the higher. Nevertheless, her sense of actuality is put into query when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is just not truly useless.
Johnny Depp was beforehand signed to star within the movie when it was a part of the Darkish Universe however is not concerned. Now that Darkish Universe has been scuttled, the movie is now being developed as a standalone venture with the hiring of Improve and Insidious franchise creator Leigh Whannell to jot down and direct the venture.
Common is dedicated to creating filmmaker-driven tasks based mostly on the traditional characters from the Common Monsters legacy as an alternative of growing a related universe of monster tales. Peter Cramer, president of manufacturing at Common, stated: “All through cinematic historical past, Common’s traditional monsters have been reinvented by the prism of every new filmmaker who introduced these characters to life. We’re excited to take a extra individualized strategy for his or her return to display, shepherded by creators who’ve tales they’re passionate to inform with them.”
The upcoming remakes might be “rooted in horror, with no restrictions on funds, tone or score,” with totally different interpretations of the traditional characters’ origins and tales to enchantment to a brand new era of followers.
Claude Rains famously performed The Invisible Man in Common’s 1933 function movie, in flip based mostly on the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells. Though Rains’ Griffin didn’t survive the primary movie, the sequence however turned a franchise on the studio. The Invisible Man Returns adopted in 1940 with The Invisible Lady arriving later that very same yr. After that got here Invisible Agent in 1942 and The Invisible Man’s Revenge in 1944. Variations of The Invisible Man would additionally seem within the studio’s Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in 1948. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man in 1951.