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‘Bloodshot’ Finishes Third at Weakened Box Office

Bloodshot finished in third place at the weekend box office amid ever-growing fears of the global spread of the Corona Virus, leading to the lowest weekend totals since 1995 (when John Carpenter’s Vampires led the pack).

The adaptation of the Valiant comic book character actually met expectations (albeit low expectations) with an estimated $9.3 million this weekend.  Bloodshot’s 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes and B rating on Cinemascore wasn’t enough to tempt more people to venture outside of their homes, but this week’s metrics had little to do with any tickets being sold. read more

Early ‘The Invisible Man’ Success Leads to Blumhouse First-Look Deal for Leigh Whannel

Ever since bursting onto the horror scene in 2004 with Saw, writer/director/producer/actor Leigh Whannel has been a prominent figure of the genre. But the early success of The Invisible Man has increased the multi-talented entertainer’s visibility with frequent collaborator Jason Blum of Blumhouse. Variety reports that the successful opening weekend of The Invisible Man led to a first-look deal with Blumhouse for all future Whannel productions.

The deal will last for two years, and it covers all of Whannel’s proposals for films he would like to write, direct, or produce. Whannel has recently collaborated with Blumhouse on films like Insidious and Upgrade. Whannel had the following to say about the deal: read more

New Trailer Revealed for ‘The invisible Man’

Universal Pictures has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming film The Invisible Man. The new preview highlights more suspense and action from this anticipated thriller.

Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

The film is described as:
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. read more

‘The Invisible Man’ Shines in Super Bowl Spot

If you are one of the millions that watched the Kansas City Chiefs triumph in Super Bowl 54, you may have caught a 30 second spot for The Invisible Man. Directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Aldis Hodge.

The film is described as:
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. read more

‘Invisible Man’ Trailer Now Visible

Fans of Universal Monsters may want to disappear after watching the first trailer for Leigh Whannell’s (SawInsidious) adaptation of the 1933 James Whale film, starring Claude Rains as the robe wearing mastermind.

Judging by the trailer, it appears that Blumhouse has gone the teen horror route with Invisible Man, veering as far away from the failed attempt at a new Universal Monsters franchise, 2017’s disastrous The Mummy.  Last January, Variety reported that  the new Universal Monsters films would succeed “By not mandating a unified, connected universe of monster stories, the studio will be able to open up the characters to filmmakers who will be inspired to create their own unique stories.” read more

Oliver Jackson-Cohen Nabs Title Role in ‘Invisible Man’

According to a report on Deadline, The Haunting of Hill House actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen has landed the lead role in Universale/Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man. Jackson-Cohen joins an already impressive cast which consists of Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Sam Smith and Harriet Dyer.

Even though The Invisible Man will be distributed through Universal it will not be a part of their Dark Universe. Universal had hoped to shape a cinematic universe based on the beloved classic monsters but its initial entry The Mummy, which starred Tom Cruise stumbled out of the gate and crashed hard enough to wipe out the entire Dark Universe idea. Despite the film being the biggest global opening for Tom Cruise, Deadline estimated that the film lost the studio $95 million. read more