Are you excited to see how the new interpretation goes?
After The Mummy's failure, producer extraordinaire Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions swooped in with a plan to completely rejigger The Invisible Man away from a tentpole blockbuster Universal originally had planned to the type of small-scale horror his studio specializes in.
The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures.
The Invisible Man, that is based on H.G. Wells' novel, is a reboot of the 1933 film starring Claude Rains. The character essayed by Elisabeth Moss constantly feels the presence of her so called dead boyfriend essayed by Oliver Jackson Cohen through her new found love.
It's entirely possible that Leigh Whannell will do a great job here, but it's hard to see why Universal hired the Saw guy for this job, rather than seeking out one of the many female horror filmmakers now working on lower-budget indies.
The story introduces us to Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), trapped in a controlling and violent relationship with a brilliant and rich scientist. Shortly thereafter, Cecilia learns that her ex has committed suicide and left her a large portion of his fortune. That classic flick was directed by James Whale and is considered a seminal work of the era. He also worked on the Insidious trilogy, directing the most recent one.
That franchise, however, stalled after the lukewarm critical and commercial response to The Mummy in 2017, which starred Tom Cruise and was meant to launch the series.
As for what's coming up on Universal's horror slate, it remains to be seen which property Blumhouse will re-animate next.
The thrilling trailer of the film The Invisible Man will definitely keep the fans and film audience on the edge of their seats. The newly released trailer promises plenty of jump scares, hair-raising stalker scenes, women not being believed, and finally - sweet, bloody vengeance.