Universal’s Dark Universe crossover franchise may have sunk without trace, but they’re still moving forward with their Universal Monsters characters like the Invisible Man – albeit in stand-alone form.
They’re co-producing The Invisible Man with horror supremos Blumhouse, and have just recently added Aldis Hodge (What Men Want) and Harriet Dyer (The InBetween) to a cast which already includes Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle In Time). The film will be directed be Leigh Whannell, the writer/director/actor who was most recently behind Upgrade, and who wrote the original Saw movie, among others.
The remake will see Moss’ character, Cecilia, receive news that her abusive ex has committed suicide. Her attempts to rebuild her life are then hindered by her increasing suspicions that he’s not dead after all. Reid plays the teenager caught up in Cecilia’s ‘delusions’ – or is her ex back after all?
Given the title of the film, and the source material, we’re guessing the abusive ex is the invisible man in question, and that the film aims to be a comment on abusive relationships, and how they continue to affect your life even when you have escaped.
The Invisible Man is scheduled for release on 13 March 2020 in the US. Get all the latest horror news with every issue of SciFiNow.