Invisible Man (reboot - Blumhouse) !

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  1. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    Should have went this route to begin with.

    bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3543599/blumhouse-reviving-universal-monsters-starting-leigh-whannells-invisible-man

    After the disastrous reboot of The Mummy, Variety reports that Universal Pictures is recalibrating the Universal Monsters franchise by handing the keys to Blumhouse, known for budget-friendly hits such as The Purge, Happy Death Day, Split, Glass, Paranormal Activity and many others. The first of what could be many projects will be The Invisible Man, which will be helmed by horror veteran Leigh Whannell, co-creator of both the Saw and Insidious franchises, and director of last year’s excellent Upgrade as well as Blumhouse’sInsidious: Chapter 3.

    The move is part of a fresh strategy for the Universal monsters properties, bringing creative directors with distinctive visions to the classic characters, adds the site.

    Johnny Depp was previously attached to The Invisible Man, but he will not appear in this film. Sources tell the mag that he still may be featured in another one of the monster movie projects in development.

    “Throughout cinematic history, Universal’s classic monsters have been reinvented through the prism of each new filmmaker who brought these characters to life,” said Peter Cramer, Universal’s president of production. “We are excited to take a more individualized approach for their return to screen, shepherded by creators who have stories they are passionate to tell with them.”

    The site also notes that the hiring Whannell does not necessarily mean this will be the next monster movie to go into production, as other pitches are also coming together revolving around different characters. Before the plug was pulled on the “Dark Universe”, Universal had planned reboots of The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Bride of Frankenstein, among others. It’s unclear if they’ll re-reboot Dracula, The Wolfman or even The Mummy.

    The talent previously attached to various monster roles like Depp, Javier Bardem, Tom Cruise, and Russell Crowe still have the option to appear in the movies after a filmmaker with a new vision is brought on.
     
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    Meh. I'm kind of at the mindset where we should just leave the Universal Monsters series as the products-of-the-time that they are. To horror fans, this is pretty much like those repetition experiments where the mouse keeps going for the cheese, but how many electric shocks does it take for the mouse to stop. So this gets a big fat YAWN from me.

    I might be interested to see Leigh Whannell take the Invisible Man concept and make it his own ala Hollow Man, similar to what Del Toro did with The Shape Of Water.

    No matter how good or bad it is, it will probably make a shit ton of money anyway. For me, this type of movie just screams "wait for HBO" anymore (although with subscription services like A-List or MoviePass, I guess "waiting for HBO" isn't much of a thing anymore?).
     
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    This will make a lot of money because of the people involved but I'm not really excited for it.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    The fact that it no longer stars Johnny Depp is a huge plus in my book, but I'm still not optimistic.
     
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    Truer words have never been uttered. Depp is no longer the caliber of actor he was back in the mid to late 90's (his prime), and is now just a giant hack for hire.
     
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    The Blumhouse/Dark Universe Leigh Whannell-directed The Invisible Man trailer is here. Hits theatres February 28th, 2020:



    I like the new spin on this one a lot, so this actually looks like it could be the first good Dark Universe film. But we'll see!
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised to see an "Experience It In IMAX" trailer before seeing Bad Boys For Life in IMAX the other day. Not too many Blumhouse movies have made it onto premium theater formats.
     
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    Personally I'll be glad when this finally hits theaters so I don't have to see the trailer anymore. Also this is another one of those films where it looks like they give away nearly the entire film via the trailer.
     
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    I thought it looked pretty decent to be honest, you can see blumhouse stamp written all over it, it has a lower budget feel, more story driven less CGI overkill story lite.
     
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    The way that trailer plays out, it feels like the title is giving away the big twist ending.
     
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    Yeah it seems like it would work better if we as the audience were also unsure if she was just nuts or not. The trailer didn't do a lot for me anyway. It just reminded me I need to re-visit Hollow Man. I hope the new film's good but I'm not excited about it at this stage.
     
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    I think I watched some of the teaser trailer before. But I'm a bit more excited for this now to see what Elizabeth Moss can do since she was good in US.

    I can't even remember Hollow Man. I just remember that Rhona Mitra was in it. Also the Karate Kid's girlfriend too I think. And of course Kevin Bacon.

    Might be better off revisiting Doomsday over Hollow Man.
     
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    I caught the trailer last night when I went to see 1917 (which was great), and honestly this looks like one of those films where I can see it being really effective or falling flat on its face.

    Color me cautiously interested. It can't be any worse than the Black Christmas remake right? o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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    It would have to hit a pretty low bar to be worse than the Black Christmas remake.
     
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    Well, this was far better than I thought it would be, and after all the shit I've seen in the genre lately in the theaters, it finally felt like I got my money's worth.

    That Invisible Asshole Man, sure knows how to turn someones life into a fucking nightmare.
    I really felt bad for the woman, as thing just gets worse and worse for her.
    And there was a couple of things in there, that I didn't see coming.

    Thankfully, I didn't see the trailer (since I heard it was filled with spoilers), so some of the jump scares and surprises, actually got me big time, as they came when I didn't expect them.
    And fuck, I didn't know this was R-Rated, so I was a bit surprised by the violence :D

    The cinematography was pretty damn good, and some shots looked like the would be perfect in a Kubrick movie.
    So no annoying shakycam crap.

    Also the score was very effective at times.
    During one scene, the score got so intense (they must have used some strange sound frequencies in the sound mix) it almost made me feel ill, which was fitting for the shit that was happening. :D

    Check it out!
     
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    Yeah I've been hearing great things about this one. I'm going to try and check it out soon. It's about time Universal got a good movie out of one of their classic characters. Fingers crossed it continues.
     
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    I saw this today and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would based on the trailer. While in the theater the power actually went out during a very important scene about halfway through the movie (the scene with the sister at the restaurant for anyone who has seen it). It ended up being a 20-minute delay but they started the movie exactly where it left off. And they gave everyone free passes, so it wasn't too bad.

    I was worried when the lights went out because when I saw The Dark Knight there was a fire alarm and they just kept the movie running. We ended up missing an entire 15-minute scene. Glad that didn't happen today.

    On a side note, some people brought a girl who couldn't have been more than 6. She was quiet, so it's not that she talked through the movie or anything, but this movie is pretty violent, probably not a great choice for a family film.
     
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    People are honestly so fucking stupid when it comes to bringing kids to movies. You should have seen all the kids in my screening of JOKER. It was ridiculous. They were also at least quiet but probably scarred too.

    Also had a couple bring in an infant (had to be cradled) into one of the Jurassic World movies. I'm pretty sure one of them ended up leaving with the kid. It couldn't have been good for their ears.
     
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    Got home from New Orleans yesterday and caught the IMAX showing today. This was a pleasant surprise! Very suspenseful and very entertaining. It's Hollow Man or 100 Feet mixed with something like Enough or Sleeping With The Enemy. Some of the movie's more violent moments reminded me a lot of Whannel's own Upgrade. For a 2 hour movie, it went by extremely quick.

    Highly recommended. I wrote earlier in this thread that I was disinterested in rebooting more Universal Monsters but would be interested in seeing Whannel do his own thing with it, and that's what he did. Best movie I've seen in theaters so far this year. I had planned on seeing Brahms: The Boy II immediately after, but this set the bar so high that it didn't seem fair to poor Brahms. I'll catch that later this week.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Always awesome to hear good things about a theatrical genre flick. Looking forward to catching soon.

    Brahms was OK. Just don't go in with any real expectations..... I had a decent time and I'm glad I caught it but it wasn't anything memorable.
     

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