The upcoming Universal & Blumhouse film ‘The Invisible Man’ will now release February 28, 2020. This move is likely due to the vacated spot left by Sony’s ‘Fantasy Island’ reboot, which made a two week shift to February 14, 2020.
Leigh Whannell (‘Insidious,’ ‘Upgrade’) will serve as producer, writer, and director of this reboot.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen (‘Mr. Selfridge,’ ‘The Haunting of Hill House’) will portray the titular character, aka Adrian Griffin. The character is a billionaire sociopath who made his money by developing an invisibility suit for the Department of Defense.
Meanwhile, Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Us’) will portray Cecilia Kass. Storm Reid (’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time’) plays Sydney. Aldis Hodge (‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘City on a Hill’) and Harriet Dyer (‘No Activity,’ ‘The InBetween’) have unknown roles as well.
This is the first step in the plan to bring creative directors with distinctive visions to the classic Universal monsters characters. In other words, the studio mercy killed the interconnected ‘Dark Universe.’
However, it is unknown what other projects are in development, or which people are currently making pitches to Universal.
Additionally, cinematographer Stefan Duscio (‘Jungle,’ ‘Upgrade’) will be reuniting with Whannell for this film. Other crew members include production designer Alex Holmes (‘The Babadook,’ ‘The Nightingale’) and costume designer Emily Seresin (‘The Hunter,’ ‘Top of the Lake’).
Further, filming is currently underway in Sydney, Australia.
‘The Invisible Man’ will now be up against United Artists Releasing’s ‘Bad Trip.’