Meet the new "Invisible Man" — Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
The "Haunting of Hill House" has landed the title role in Universal and Blumhouse's reboot of the classic tale by H.G. Wells, which has inspired numerous film and television adaptations, including the 1933 black-and-white movie starring Claude Rains.
Director Leigh Whannell's new reimagining also stars Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer.
"The Invisible Man" reboot 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.
Deadline reports that the filmmakers were "wowed" by Jackson-Cohen's performance in Netflix's horror anthology "Haunting of Hill House."
Filming on "The Invisible Man" begins this summer in Australia.