With Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures gearing up for The Invisible Man, it’s finally been revealed who will take on the titular antagonist.
Per Variety, The Haunting of Hill House star Oliver Jackson-Cohen will take on the role of the classic Universal movie monster for writer/director/producer Leigh Whannell’s (Upgrade) re-imagining of the 1933 classic, which itself is based on an H. G. Wells’ science-fiction novel about a chemist who has discovers the secret to invisibility while testing an mysterious drug known as monocane.
Jackson-Cohen joins a cast already comprised of Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge and Harriet Dyer. The film is slated to shoot in Sydney, Australia, later this month with a planned release date of March 13, 2020.
As mentioned, Jackson-Cohen currently stars in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, which has been green-lit for a second season by the streaming giant.
In 2008, James Whale’s original The Invisible Man was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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