The upcoming reboot of "The Invisible Man" is going up against some monster competition.
Universal announced Leigh Whannell's new reimagining starring Elisabeth Moss and Storm Reid will open in theaters March 13, 2020. That is the same weekend as the opening of Warner Bros.' "Godzilla vs. Kong."
"The Invisible Man" is a Blumhouse production, and Jason Blum has indicated it will have a low budget along the lines of the studio's other hits like "Get Out" and "Us."
"It’s not dependent on special effects, CGI, stunts," he told Collider. It’s super character-driven, it’s really compelling, it’s thrilling, it’s edgy, it feels new."
"The Invisible Man" is the first venture in Universal's fresh strategy for rebooting its monster classics. The studio had previously planned a shared universe with Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, and others, but those plans were put on hold after the underwhelming response to Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" in 2017.
H.G. Wells' classic novel has inspired numerous film and television adaptations, including the 1933 black-and-white movie starring Claude Rains.
Filming on "The Invisible Man" begins this July in Australia.