The Invisible Man (2020 film)

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The Invisible Man
Teaser poster
Directed byLeigh Whannell
Produced by
Written byLeigh Whannell
Based on
CinematographyStefan Duscio
Edited byAndy Canny
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • February 28, 2020 (2020-02-28) (United States)
  • United States
  • Australia

The Invisible Man is an upcoming 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. It is a very loose modern adaptation of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a reboot of the 1933 film adaptation of the same name. The film 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 film is scheduled to release in the United States on February 28, 2020, by Universal Pictures.


“Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth 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.”



Goyer project[edit]

Development of a new Invisible Man film began as early as 2007, when David S. Goyer was hired to write the screenplay.[1] Goyer remained attached to the project as late as 2011 with little-to-no development on the film.[2]

Dark Universe project[edit]

In February 2016, the project was announced to be revived as a part of Universal's shared cinematic universe, intended to consist of their classic monsters. Johnny Depp was cast as the titular role in the film, with Ed Solomon writing the screenplay.[3]

However, once The Mummy was released with negative critical reception and box office returns that were deemed by the studio as less-than-expected, changes were made to the Dark Universe to focus on individual storytelling and less connection from film to film.[4][5]

Whannell project[edit]

By January 2019, Blumhouse Productions joined the project as a co-production company. Leigh Whannell was hired to write and direct, with Depp no longer involved with the film.[6]

In March, Elisabeth Moss entered early negotiations to star as one of the main characters,[7] with official casting the following month.[8] Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer later joined the cast,[9][10][11] with Oliver Jackson-Cohen cast in the titular role.[12]


Principal photography began on July 16, 2019 and wrapped on September 17, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.[13][14]


The film is due to release on February 28, 2020.[15] It was originally scheduled to open on March 13, 2020 before moving up.[16]


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  7. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (2019-03-01). "Elisabeth Moss Circling Universal's 'Invisible Man' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-04-12). "Elisabeth Moss Officially Boards Universal-Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man'". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-05-10). "Universal-Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man' Adds 'A Wrinkle In Time' Star Storm Reid". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-06-19). "Blumhouse & Universal's 'The Invisible Man' Adds 'Straight Outta Compton' & 'Clemency' Actor Aldis Hodge". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-06-20). "Harriet Dyer, Star Of NBC's 'The InBetween', Joins Blumhouse-Universal's 'The Invisible Man'". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-07-12). "Blumhouse & Universal Find Their 'Invisible Man' In Oliver Jackson-Cohen". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  13. ^ Perry, Spencer (2019-07-16). "Production Begins on New The Invisible Man". Comingsoon. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  14. ^ Whannell, Leigh (2019-09-17). "Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man' Wraps Production". Twitter. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  15. ^ Hipes, Patrick (August 22, 2019). "Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man' Will Emerge Two Weeks Earlier – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (May 20, 2019). "Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man' Sets March 2020 Release Date". The Wrap. Retrieved August 20, 2019.

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