The Dark Universe is dead, but the horror films they meant to resurrect are finally coming back to life.
After the failure of Tom Cruise‘s 2017 The Mummy (hey, I liked it for what it was), the envisioned MCU-ification of classic horror IPs from the early days of Universal Studios (The Mummy, Wolfman, Frankenstein, etc.) got shelved.
Wisely, instead of abandoning those titles altogether, Universal completely rethought their approach and opted to enlist the most successful horror producer of the new millennium: Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, Get Out, to name just a few).
Now, the first entry of that collaboration — The Invisible Man — has its first trailer.
Taking the traditional Blumhouse approach of “low risk / high reward” small budget filmmaking, director Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3, Upgrade) pits Elizabeth Moss as the widow of an abusive husband who fears that her dead husband never actually died; instead, he’s still tormenting her through some invisible power. It’s a clever spin on the classic character for this #MeToo era.
Co-starring Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dryer, Storm Reid, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in the title role, The Invisible Man opens on February 28, 2020.
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