The Invisible Man producer Jason Blum has expressed interest in making a Frankenstein reboot.
It may seem like a lifetime ago, but less then three years ago Universal Pictures was gearing up to do their own cinematic universe with their classical movie monsters that were all the rage in the 1930s-40s. This new branding exercise dubbed the Dark Universe, however, was cut short early on thanks to the critical and financial failure 2017 film, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. Not long after the proposed reboot of The Invisible Man was handed off to mega horror producer Jason Blum and his production studio, Blumhouse Productions who created the film that is currently wowing audiences and critics everywhere.
The Invisible Man earned well over $28M in its opening weekend against a $7M budget, making it the latest film produced by Jason Blum to earn a lot by keeping things small. The film was also a critical success and currently holds a 91% approval rating on Rotton Tomatoes. Now, however, Jason Blum may have his eyes on giving a similar treatment to Frankenstein
During a recent interview with The Evolution of Horror podcast, the subject of a Frankenstein reboot was brought up with Jason Blum. He revealed that he had some of his company’s filmmakers trying to figure out what to do with Frankenstein and that he would love to take a crack at it:
“I’d love to do Frankenstein. I’ve tasked our filmmakers with trying to figure out just straight Frankenstein. Again, I don’t know if someone else is doing it, I don’t know anything about it, but I would love to try and I’m waiting for the great idea. The Invisible Man, I agree, the best ideas feel like, ‘My gosh, it’s so obvious, why didn’t that happen before?’ If we could come up with something as good for Frankenstein, I’d love to try that.”
What do you all make of Jason Blum’s comments? Would you like to see his company take a crack at Frankenstein? What did you think of The Invisible Man? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Invisible Man:
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.
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. 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 now playing everywhere.
Source: The Evolution of Horror