Universal and Blumhouse have scheduled a release date for the Elisabeth Moss-starring reboot ‘The Invisible Man’– March 13, 2020. Leigh Whannell is attached to write and direct, with production to begin in July in Sydney, Australia. The titular ‘Invisible Man’ has not yet been cast, but Storm Reid (‘A Wrinkle in Time’) has signed on in a supporting role. The film is the first chapter of a potential series dubbed ‘Monster Legacy’, which replaces Universal’s previously planned ‘Dark Universe’, which was to be a franchise of big-budget flicks, which kicked off with and was completely destroyed by 2017’s spectacular disaster ‘The Mummy’. Instead, low-budget hit-makers Blumhouse will craft more grounded revisions of Universal’s classic movie monsters.
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But there are some other classic movie monsters that are also undergoing a revival that might stomp all over ‘The Invisible Man’. Universal selected March 13, 2020, for the release of this flick, which just happens to be the same date for Warner Brothers’ ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’. Perhaps Universal knows something we don’t and expects ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ to flop when it opens in two weeks. But if it proves to be a hit, expect Universal to shift the release of ‘The Invisible Man’.
Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions is producing, along with Goalpost Pictures’ Kylie du Fresne. Johnny Depp was previously attached to star in the ‘Dark Universe’ version of this film.
The new movie’s plot is below:
The Leigh Whannell-directed movie follows Cecilia (Moss), who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better, but her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
The ex-husband’s name is Adrian Griffin, who is described as “a billionaire sociopath who made his money by developing an invisibility suit for the Department of Defense.”
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