The Invisible Man remake secures a director

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A new adaptation of The Invisible Man has found its director.

The science-fiction novel was written by legendary writer H.G. Wells and published in 1897. Since then, cinema has had a fascination with bringing the character to the screen. The Invisible Man was directed by James Whale in 1933; subsequent sequels, spin-offs and reimaginings followed. 

Now, we are due yet another. According to Variety, Blumhouse will be overseeing the production and will allow director Leigh Whannell to bring his own ideas to the project. Whannell recently directed the film Upgrade, which was received rather well.

There are no plot details as of yet, but we can expect the director to bring his own unique twist to the classic tale. Alex Kurtzman's 2017 film The Mummy was expected to launch a new cinematic universe, taking iconic Universal monsters and revising them. However, the film was a failure in many respects, so a new direction isn't surprising. News of other such characters receiving the remake treatment is likely imminent. 

In other film news, check out this recent update on Jordan Peele's Candyman remake

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