The Invisible Man is an upcoming 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film written and direct...
The Invisible Man is an upcoming 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. The film is a very loose modern adaptation of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a remake of the 1933 film adaptation of the same name. It stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid and Harriet Dyer.
Development of a new Invisible Man film began as early as 2007, when David S. Goyer was hired to write the screenplay. The project was announced to be revived as part of Universal's shared cinematic universe in 2016, intended to consist of their classic monsters, with Johnny Depp cast as the titular role in the film, with Ed Solomon writing the screenplay. However, once The Mummy was released with negative critical reception and box office returns that were deemed by the studio to cancel the project and other films in development. Later, Blumhouse Productions obtained the rights and produced a new film, with Whannell serving as director and writer. Filming began in July 2019 and wrapped in September 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
The Invisible Man was released in the United States on February 28, 2020, by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Moss' performance, its inventive modernization of the novel's plot, and the combination of scares with "a smart narrative about how women can be manipulated and abused in harmful relationships". The film grossed $126.1 million worldwide against a $7 million budget and is currently the fifth highest-grossing film of 2020. Due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic closing theaters across the world, Universal announced the film would be made available for digital rental just four weeks after it was released theatrically.