Friday, February 22, 2019

"The Invisible Man"

Universal continues to reboot its catalogue of 'famous monsters of filmland', with a new take on author H.G. Wells "The Invisible Man", to be directed by Leigh Whannell ("Upgrade") for producer Jason Blum, "..."rooted in horror, with no restrictions on budget, tone, or rating...":

Published in 1897, "The Invisible Man" of the title is 'Griffin', a scientist devoted to research into optics, inventing a way " change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible..." 

He successfully carries out the procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it... his brain becomes fried by the drastic changes in his system.

Previous feature adaptations of Wells' public domain novel include "The Invisible Man" (1933) starring Claude Rains, "The Invisible Man Returns" (1940) starring Vincent Price...

...and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951) starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Invisible Man"...