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"First Look" at New Invisible Man
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:45:56 AM »
https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/06/invisible-man-elisabeth-moss-leigh-whannell/

The description definitely sounds like it will be a loose adaptation. Which, in my opinion, begs the question of "Why try to tie it to the classic Universal Monsters at all, then?"

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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 02:20:08 PM »
https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/06/invisible-man-elisabeth-moss-leigh-whannell/

The description definitely sounds like it will be a loose adaptation. Which, in my opinion, begs the question of "Why try to tie it to the classic Universal Monsters at all, then?"

Because Universal owns the rights and wants to make money.

I think it looks fine, its a good way to make the IM scary to a modern audience.  But judging from the trailer the look of the movie lacks any style to make it stand out. Imagine if someone like Del Toro took this same story and directed it? 


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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 03:51:15 PM »
Obviously, zero Wells in this movie.
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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 04:01:25 PM »
So, Universal is turning "The Invisible Man" into a Lifetime Network revenge fantasy made-for-TV flick? That was their brilliant new take on it?

Yeah, I'll just go watch "Hollow Man" again . . . .
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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 05:10:58 PM »
Yeah, I'll just go watch "Hollow Man" again . . . .

I'll just go watch "The Invisible Man" (1933), again!
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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 08:26:26 PM »
“The image of the Invisible Man in the floating trench coat and the floating sunglasses is one that is clearly etched into the public consciousness,” says the filmmaker who wrote the original Saw and wrote and directed last year’s Upgrade. “I wanted to kind of get away from that  . . ."

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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 09:13:56 PM »
Get ready for another Tom Cruse "The Mummy".
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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 10:58:40 PM »
I'll just go watch "The Invisible Man" (1933), again!
Also a good choice! But I was thinking about a decent updating on the classic Wells tale, as opposed to the original version.
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Re: "First Look" at New Invisible Man
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 11:01:18 PM »
I'll probably skip this. Looks like it has more in common with Hollow Man than the Invisible Man. I'm all for updating characters and stories, but if it has pretty much no connection to the original work, what's the point? The guy being invisible looks like it's the only thing this movie is going to have in common with the classic movie. I don't know...I feel like making new movies about these characters shouldn't be that complicated.