Elisabeth Moss is in very early talks to join the upcoming Universal & Blumhouse Productions film ‘The Invisible Man.’ Leigh Whannell will serve as producer, writer, and director of this reboot.
Whannell and Blumhouse have made quite a few successful films, primarily the ‘Insidious’ franchise. Their most recent collaboration was last year’s ‘Upgrade.’
Moss has been more popular than ever as of late. She’s got two films coming up this year, Universal’s ‘Us,’ releasing March 22, and Warner Bros.’ ‘The Kitchen,’ releasing August 9. Also, she returns to lead the third season of the Emmy-winning ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ premiering June 5 on Hulu.
Moreover, Johnny Depp was originally going to portray the titular character, but now, he is no longer part of the film. However, he may be featured in another one of the monster movie projects in development.
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.’
The decision comes after ‘The Mummy’ underperformed at the box office. This led to the studio taking a new look at the strategy for the remaining monster characters. This includes ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Dracula,’ ‘The Wolfman,’ and ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon.’
Further, it is unknown what other projects are in development, or which people are currently making pitches to Universal.
According to Production Weekly, ‘The Invisible Man’ will begin filming this July.
‘The Invisible Man’ does not have a release date yet.