With Blumhouse teaming up with Universal to bring their timeless horror characters back to the big screen, they're kicking things off with The Invisible Man, and the film now has a 2020 release date.
On his Twitter account, Jason Blum announced that Blumhouse's new The Invisible Man movie will be released in theaters on Friday, March 13th, 2020.
Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Insidious: Chapter 3) is writing and directing The Invisible Man, which will star Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, Us, Mad Men) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time, Sleight). The film will be produced by Blumhouse's Jason Blum and Goalpost Pictures' Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade).
The Invisible Man character was created by legendary author H.G. Wells in his 1897 novella, The Invisible Man. In the novella, a scientist named Griffin engages in criminal activities after performing an irreversible experiment on himself that causes his body to become unseen by the human eye.
The Invisible Man has been adapted for film and television numerous times, beginning with Universal Pictures' 1933 film starring Claude Rains. Universal Pictures followed up their first film with various sequels and other adaptations, including the Vincent Price-starring The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman, Invisible Agent, The Invisible Man's Revenge, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.
Back in 2017, it looked like the Universal Monsters would be resurrected in a new series of movies, but following the release of 2017's The Mummy, the shared cinematic "Dark Universe" never came to be. While the blueprints for the Dark Universe included films that existed in a shared cinematic landscape, the new Universal Monsters movies are expected to be individual films with an emphasis on horror and distinct creative styles.
In addition to The Invisible Man, additional takes on other Universal Monsters are currently being pitched, and with a large catalog of characters to choose from (including Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy, and Dracula), we might not have long to wait for new films featuring Universal's classic horror characters. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.