A full synopsis for Universal and Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man reboot reveals new story details for the Elizabeth Moss film.
Universal’s 2017 reboot of The Mummy was intended to launch a cinematic universe featuring the studio’s classic monster characters, with Johnny Depp signed on the portray the eponymous villain in a reboot of The Invisible Man. However, the poor reviews and dismal box office performance of The Mummy prompted Universal to scrap its plans for the Dark Universe and instead move forward with a new strategy for the classic monsters.
Now, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are collaborating on a reboot of The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. In a full synopsis obtained by Bloody Disgusting, readers are given a hint at how Universal and Blumhouse plan to retell The Invisible Man in a modern era:
What you can’t see can hurt you.
“Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
“Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
The new monster movies, including Elizabeth Moss’ The Invisible Man, will reportedly be rooted in horror with no budget, tone, or rating restrictions and no expectation that each individual project will be part of a shared universe.
What do you think of this new take on The Invisible Man? Are you excited to see Elizabeth Moss in this retelling of the classic horror film? Do you think Elizabeth Moss’ Cecilia Kass can survive her encounter with The Invisible Man? Let us know in the comments section below!
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer. Leigh Whannell will also co-produce the film alongside Jason Blum, who is producing the reboot under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
The Invisible Man is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 28, 2020.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.