Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Elizabeth Moss joins the new version of 'The Invisible Man'

Despite Universal's failed attempt to create a cinematic universe made of the intellectual properties they possess of classic monsters like Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula and so on. This failure flatly after the last film of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise has not met expectations in terms of box office, therefore the people of Universal decided to end this cinematic universe they had planned.

Universal had even cast several of what would be the monsters, they were already hiring actors like Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and even Angelina Jolie, but after these projects will end up falling, Universal still wants to continue releasing movies of his monsters , one of which is already confirmed is the new reboot, of The Invisible Man.

The film will be directed by The Invisible Man Leigh Wannell (Upgrade) and produced by Jason Blum, the latter produced the most recent Jordan Peele film, Us, which had a great reception at the box office, another thing that was recently confirmed about the project, is that the leading actress of The Handsmaid´s Tale, Elisabeth Moss will join the film. At the beginning Johnny Depp had joined as the protagonist of this project but after the failure of what would have been the Dark Universe this actor moved away from the project. So we still don't know who will be the protagonist.

The rumors have been confirmed. As reported by Variety last month, Elisabeth Moss was in talks for a role in the reboot of the classic, The Invisible Man. The production of Blumhouse and Universal finally begins to take shape.

The announcement comes after Johnny Depp left the title role of the tape. This was only one of the failures Universal has faced in trying to start the Dark Universe franchise, based on the classic monsters of the production house.

Elisabeth Moss, Emmy winner and protagonist of The Handmaiden’s Tale, arrived to stay in the horror genre. The announcement follows the recent premiere of Jordan Peele's film, Us, in which he participated alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. The film already has $ 220 MDD at the global box office, which means it had the best weekend for an original horror title.

After the departure of Depp, it was announced that Leigh Whannell will be director, writer and producer of the new film of The Invisible Man. This is still true, and the writer of Insidious: Chapter 3 will work alongside Jason Blum on the production side .

Despite Universal's plans, The Invisible Man will not be part of the Dark Universe. In fact, this franchise lost any opportunity to run after the premiere of The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise. The reboot of the 1999 original won only $ 410 MDD at the international box office, while its original budget was $ 125 MDD.

Universal wanted to create a universe in which the stories of its monsters could live under the same producing house. Now, The Invisible Man, will no longer be part of this franchise and will be produced in a more independent way from the Dark Universe.

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