Does anyone remember not so many years ago when Universal Pictures tried to bring back the classic monster movies creating the new label Dark Universe? The first unofficial title linked to this new project was Dracula Untold (2014), and we all started to fear the worst. Then it came The Mummy (2017), with Tom Cruise as the main dish, Sofia Boutella playing the title character and introducing Russell Crowe as Henry Jekyll aiming for a future Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde flick. The movie was a disaster, and bored audience and critics. The rumored plans of future movies with Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s monster and Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man started to vanish. The planned announced set of other movie remakes including Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame lost interest due to the bad reception of the first movie and the studio executives of Universal decided to put a hold in the series. Until Blumhouse Productions obtained the rights to continue with the project and greenlit The Invisible Man (2020).
Abandoning the idea of having Tom Cruise reprising his The Mummy (2017) Nick Morton character and having Johnny Depp as the title role, an idea that didn’t convince the audience and neither fit the new budget situation, Blumhouse brought in one of their best alumni Leigh Whannell (co-writer and star in Saw (2004), and writer and director of Upgrade (2018)) to write and direct The Invisible Man (2020). Filming began in July 2019 and wrapped in September 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
The storyline of The Invisible Man (2020) follows the background plot of the original movie but it is long modified in order to be adapted to the current times, adding more horror elements to the action, and also bringing out some fresh ideas to a tale well known for everybody who has ever been interested in science-fiction and monster stories. This new movie centers a young woman called Celia. When her abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her a fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia’s works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Benedict Hardie, Sam Smith, Amali Golden, Anthony Brandon Wong and Zara Michales for the main cast of The Invisible Man (2020). The movie is scheduled to be released on February 28, 2020, by Universal Pictures. The first official trailer just came out and you can watch it here:
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