The Invisible Man: Re-imagining of monster classic gets a release date


The reboot of Universal’s Monster Universe is slowly but surely taking shape, with The Invisible Man getting a release date.

With all the reboots, remakes, and re-imaginings that are happening in the film industry, it’s easy to lose track, even more when projects spend a long time in pre-production limbo. Such is the case of the reboot of Universal’s Monster Universe, also known as Dark Universe, and the re-imagining of The Invisible Man.

The Invisible Man hasn’t been in development for too long, but it feels like it because Dark Universe has been stuck for a while. This new take on the sci-fi horror classic has already had its dose of rumors but we finally have an official piece of information: a release date.

According to Deadline, Universal has set March 13, 2020 as the release date for The Invisible Man. The movie is being produced by Blumhouse, with Leigh Whannell as writer and director (what? yes! one of the creators of the Saw franchise), and Elisabeth Moss as part of the cast. For a long while the rumored name for the lead role was Johnny Depp, but he is no longer involved with the project.

Deadline also shares that there are no clear details about the plot, and that the studios’ idea is to give the filmmakers a chance to take what they want from the original story and create their own. Whether it will be set in the present day or not is unclear, but with Whannell on board and Blumhouse producing, we can expect some interesting (and gory, maybe?) twists in the story.

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Just a friendly reminder that Whannell not only wrote Saw, Saw II, Saw III and Saw: The Video Game, but he also penned the scripts for Dead Silence, Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2, Insidious: Chapter 3, Insidious: The Last Key, and Upgrade, with the third Insidious movie also being his directorial debut.

He also co-wrote Cooties but that’s for laughs.

As for who could take on the lead role… now that we’re talking about Upgrade, Logan Marshall-Green doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Time to make those dream cast lists!

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With a release date set for early 2020, we should hear more details on the cast and (hopefully) the plot too.

Are you ready of Leigh Whannell’s adaptation of The Invisible Man? Let us know in the comments.