Blum’s The Invisible Man Set For 2020

Leigh Whannell is set to direct the remake of the horror classic The Invisible Man for Blumhouse and Universal. He infamously penned the screenplay A Wrinkle In Time and is also responsible for Upgrade and Insidious 3.

Storm Reid has been hired to star opposite Elizabeth Moss and are the only cast members announced so far.

Johnny Depp originally was originally attached to the project back in February 2016 as part of Universal’s then-planned Dark Universe. The franchise kicked off with Tom Cruise in The Mummy and was also meant to star Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, as well as planned movies for Bride Of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and others.

That plan for a shared universe was nuked from orbit. However, Universal plans to still make projects based on these characters and the Universal monsters’ legacy.

Universal has confirmed that The Invisible Man remake will be landing in theaters on March 13, 2020.

DC Releases New Swamp Thing Pics

In just over a week the new DC Universe horror series, Swamp Thing, will make its debut on the streaming service. Ahead of its premiere, Warner Brothers has released exclusive new photos from the pilot episode.

New stills from Swamp Thing have emerged online a few days ahead of May 31st premiere date. It series features Andy Bean (Alec Holland), Derek Mears (Swamp Thing), and Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed).

Here are the pics:

Here’s the synopsis:

“Something unnatural is happening in the swamps outside Marais, Louisiana. When a mysterious illness strikes the town, CDC investigator (and former Marais native) Abby Arcane (Reed) is sent to investigate. At the hospital, she encounters biologist Alec Holland (Bean) who believes the bizarre illness might be connected to his scientific work in the swamp for powerful businessman Avery Sunderland (Will Patton),”

Here are both available trailers:

Swamp Thing made his comic book debut back in 1971 and has maintained his position as a staple of the DCU since then, including seminal runs written by Alan Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Millar, and Scott Snyder.

The character was previously adapted into a feature film from Wes Craven in 1982, which spawned a sequel seven years later, and a USA Network series that ran for three seasons in the early ’90s. Dick Durock took on the role in both the films and the series.

An animated series also debuted in the early 90s but only aired five episodes.

Swamp Thing premieres on DC Universe on May 31.