Elizabeth Banks To Star & Direct ‘The Invisible Woman’ For Universal

Elizabeth Banks has been tapped to direct and star in Universal’s horror film Invisible Woman.

While Tom Cruise’s The Mummy was designed to launch Universal’s cinematic universe comprised of its classic movie monsters, the dismal reviews and poor box office performance of the film prompted the studio to change course and focus on smaller, filmmaker-driven projects for the horror icons. Now, The Elizabeth Banks is set to develop an original take on Invisible Woman, which she will also star in and direct for Universal.

Elizabeth Banks will also produce alongside her husband, Max Handelman, through the couple’s Brownstone Productions. The current draft of Universal’s Invisible Woman script was penned by The Girl on the Train scribe Erin Cressida Wilson.

Elizabeth Banks previously helmed Pitch Perfect 2 for Universal. Most recently, Elizabeth Banks wrote, directed, and stared in 2019’s Charlie’s Angels.

Released in 1940, Universal’s original Invisible Woman film was more of a screwball comedy that followed a department store model named Kitty Carroll who the first test subject of an invisibility machine. After becoming invisible, Carroll sets out to get revenge on the boss who fired her from her previous job but becomes embroiled in a heist involving gangsters. The Hollywood Report sources reportedly described the tone of Erin Cressida Wilson’s script for the Invisible Woman as “Thelma & Louise meets American Psycho.”

Are you interested in seeing a horror remake of the Invisible Woman with Elizabeth Banks? Let us know below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Universal’s plans for its classic monsters.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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