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Elizabeth Banks to Direct and Star in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Variety is reporting that Elizabeth Banks is set to start and direct The Invisible Woman. The film will be written by Erin Cressida Wilson with Banks and her husband Max Handelman producing through their Brownstone Productions banner. At this point a synopsis of the film has not been released.

In other Invisible news, Blumhouse will bring The Invisible Man written and directed by Leigh Whannell to theaters on February 28. The film is set to star Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid and Harriet Dyer. read more

‘BrightBurn’ Trailer Brings Terror to Superman Mythology

What if a baby from another world, despite the best efforts of his adopted parents, turned out to be a little twisted?  This is the premise of BrightBurn, a horror film produced by James Gunn and written by Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn. Frequent James Gunn collaborator David Yarovesky (The Hive) will direct the film which stars Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman, Gregory Allen Williams, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, and Steve Agee.

The former director of Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn actually started his career in the horror genre with 2006’s Slither.  He also explored odd super heroes in 2010’s Super, so Gunn is no stranger to either genre, and his role as producer is sure to rub off on his brother (Brian) and cousin (Mark), as well as Yarovesky. read more

James Gunn to Produce Horror Film Starring Elizabeth Banks

Before becoming one of the world’s most popular writer/directors with his Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, James Gunn was known by horror fans for 2006’s Slither. Now, Gunn will be returning to the world of horror with a yet-to-be-titled feature starring Elizabeth Banks!

Variety reports that Gunn will serve as producer of the film along with The H Collective (Wolf Warrior II), and David Yarovesky (The Hive) will direct. The movie’s script was co-written by Gunn’s brothers, Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, who previously wrote 2012’s Dwayne Johnson vehicle, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Elizabeth Banks previously worked with James Gunn on Slither, but her vast resume has been largely free of horror projects with the exception of this upcoming release. Gunn had the following to say about the project announcement: read more