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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jan 28th 2019 at 10:58:15 AM

The Dark Universe is dead.

Long live The Invisible Man.

TL;DR: Universal is done with the Dark Universe, so they're letting "creative directors with distinctive visions" give new spins to the Universal Monsters, starting with The Invisible Man as reinterpreted by Upgrade's Leigh Whannell and Jason Blum. Consequently, this take on The Invisible Man will be co-produced by Blumhouse Productions. (And no, Johnny Depp will not be the eponymous character.)

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Jan 28th 2019 at 11:08:28 AM

[up] Thank god.

And Leigh Whannell already refers to it as a really terrifying story. At last, we can have some horror in our Universal horror again. And we didn't even have to wait another several years.

Jan 28th 2019 at 11:32:07 AM

I've never fully understood how you make the invisible man terrifying.

Jan 28th 2019 at 11:38:19 AM

The invisible man is based on a philosophical concept which basically proposes that the main reason humans "behave" is because other humans are able to observe them. Once you take the observation aspect away, and you can get away with everything, well, why shouldn't you do whatever you want? And that is a terrifying notion. I mean, can you imagine being attacked (or worse) by an invisible man?

Mizerous Zappy Zappy Lady from Normura Land Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Zappy Zappy Lady
Jan 28th 2019 at 12:00:49 PM

Getting stranger to death by an invisible figure.

See Ya!
Demetrios Makes Everything 20% Cooler from Wheeling, Illinois Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Makes Everything 20% Cooler
Jan 28th 2019 at 12:03:23 PM

Interestingly, the Invisible Woman from the movie of the same name was more humorous than her male counterpart.

Wishing I was where the sunlight is: Florida or South Africa
Jan 28th 2019 at 12:06:29 PM

There was also a very short-lived TV show which explored the more "practical" aspects of the condition - I actually thought that the concept was fun, but it didn't catch on.

RAlexa21th Cuteness lover from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Cuteness lover
Jan 28th 2019 at 12:15:58 PM

I'm not sure I'm optimistic about this Fantastic 4 spin-off.tongue

A lesson without pain is meaningless.
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jan 28th 2019 at 1:38:30 PM

I've never fully understood how you make the invisible man terrifying.

Check out Hollow Man.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Mar 1st 2019 at 1:31:31 PM

Elizabeth Moss is in talks for a role in The Invisible Man. Johnny Depp is confirmed to no longer be involved as well.

Edited by comicwriter on Mar 1st 2019 at 1:31:43 AM

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
May 10th 2019 at 11:15:59 AM

Vague plot details for Invisible Man are out there now. It sounds like it may be about an abusive man who's thought dead but actually turned invisible.

InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
May 10th 2019 at 12:36:21 PM

That could be... genuinely horrifying and could be really good. Could genuinely talk about long term psychological abuse too. Thriller horror and etc.

Suppose maybe the concept gives away the potential 'twist' though?

FGHIK Mr. Speaker from right behind you Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Mr. Speaker
May 10th 2019 at 6:00:19 PM

It's too bad, I feel like the Dark Universe could have really worked if it was just handled better.

I missed the part where that's my problem.
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
May 10th 2019 at 7:10:43 PM

Damn, now whenever I hear the name Invisible Man, the only image I can think of is him getting horribly but karmically raped to death by Mr. Hyde in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. [lol]

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
May 20th 2019 at 5:19:59 PM

[up][up][up] I don't know if I'd say that when it sounds like the hook the movie hangs on.

The Invisible Man is coming next March, Friday the 13th.

InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
May 20th 2019 at 5:54:47 PM

That's what I mean. A psychological horror of an Invisible Abuser stalking and attacking someone sounds fascinating. But calling it 'The Invisible Man' gives away... like, what's actually happening. Defeating the nature of a psychological horror film.

Edited by InkDagger on May 20th 2019 at 5:55:00 AM

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it's a living
May 20th 2019 at 6:11:49 PM

Doesn't necessarily have to be a twist to be horror. Especially psychological horror. It's more work, but one of the most horrifying things there is is knowing exactly what's happening and being powerless against it. And failing that, the original concept of the Invisible Man is how disturbing it is to watch a seemingly ordinary man give in to their worst impulses when "freed" of the consequences of their actions.

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:24:41 AM

Plot synopsis for The Invisible Man:

What you can’t see can hurt you.

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

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

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:30:03 AM

[up] Considering the twist Upgrade had, I see this going two ways (spoiler-tagging in case I end up calling them):

  • Cecilia's ex IS invisible and is tricking her into going looney.
  • The ex really is dead, and she’s been doing the bad things herself without realizing it.

Overthinking it, maybe? tongue

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:31:10 AM

[up] Yeah, I think you're just trying to outsmart a movie that's going to give us exactly what it says on the tin.

I've met Leigh. He's a really smart, cool guy. Those twists would both be extremely fraught, especially in this age, and I think he's sharp enough not to do them.

Edited by Prowler on Aug 29th 2019 at 11:35:25 AM

Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The sleeping royal
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:39:15 AM

So it might just be her being crazy?

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:41:14 AM

[up] I really doubt it, mostly because, like I said, that twist has some ugly fucking connotations.

alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Aug 29th 2019 at 10:44:35 AM

It's called The Invisible Man. If there is no Invisible Man, then that's false advertising.

Also, Upgrade was awesome, so I'm really looking forward to this.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Nov 6th 2019 at 11:50:00 AM

First Invisible Man images tease trouble for Elisabeth Moss's character.

And here's the trailer.

Edited by Prowler on Nov 7th 2019 at 9:16:07 AM

Pseudopartition from The Cretaceous Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Nov 7th 2019 at 8:39:13 AM

Looks good.

Also, this looks to be one of those "give away the entire plot in the trailer" trailers. So maybe just watch the first 30 seconds if you don't want spoilers.


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