UPGRADE Director Leigh Whannell Has Signed On To Helm Universal's INVISIBLE MAN Movie

UPGRADE Director Leigh Whannell Has Signed On To Helm Universal's INVISIBLE MAN Movie

UPGRADE Director Leigh Whannell Has Signed On To Helm Universal's INVISIBLE MAN Movie

The "Dark Universe" is now officially dead, but Universal does still plan on moving forward with reboots of its classic monster movies. First up is The Invisible Man from Upgrade director Leigh Whannell...

After The Mummy tanked, it seems the "Dark Universe" is officially no more, as Universal plans to "take an individualized approach to its classic monster movies."

According to Variety, the studio has enlisted Upgrade director Leigh Whannell to helm its reboot of The Invisible Man, which also has Blumhouse's Jason Blum on board as producer.

Johnny Depp was previously attached to play the lead role (presumably Griffin from H.G. Wells' classic novel), but it doesn't look like that's going to happen now - although this report does mention that he, along with Javier Bardem, Tom Cruise, and Russell Crowe, still have the option to appear in future projects once a filmmaker has signed on.

One thing that should make fright-fans happy is the news that Universal’s new monster movies will be "rooted in horror, with no restrictions on budget, tone, or rating."

What do you guys make of this news? Are you happy that the studio has taken this approach, or do you think they should have just left it alone altogether?
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