A New Twist On A Classic Horror
The Invisible Man is out in cinemas now and here’s Robbie Collin reviewing it for the BBC…
The Invisible Man is a 2020 science fiction horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. A contemporary adaptation of the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a reboot of The Invisible Man film series, it follows a woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive partner, despite him apparently having died. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. It is an international co-production of the United States and Australia.
Development of a new Invisible Man film began as early as 2007. 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 attached to star in the title role. After The Mummy was released in 2017 to critical and financial failures, development was halted in all projects. In early 2019, the studio changed their plans from a serialized universe to films based on individualized story-telling, and the project reentered development. Principal photography commenced in July 2019 and wrapped that September in Sydney, Australia.
The Invisible Man was released in the United States on 28 February 2020, by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics