In an unprecedented move by Universal, The Invisible Man and other films will be made available on-demand during their theatrical runs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus has affected many in ways that were not expected. Several films are being pushed back for months if not years due to the outbreak. Several productions have been suspended and many celebrities are contracting the virus. Now, however, the coronavirus is affecting the industry in one other unprecedented way.
For quite some time now there has been the question of how long a film should stay in theaters before being made available on-demand or on other streaming platforms. Generally speaking, there is a good few months between a film entering a theatrical run between when a film is released in theaters and when it is made available for home and/or digital downloads. Now, however, Universal is breaking this tradition with films like The Invisible Man due in no small part to the coronavirus
Earlier today, Universal announced that it would be making several of its current theatrical films as well as several upcoming films available on-demand which includes, their latest hit The Invisible Man. The decision comes amid movie theaters across the world closing down due to the coronavirus and hopes to provide viewers with more options to see their films. The films are expected to begin being made available on-demand as early as Friday of this week.
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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 Hollywood Reporter