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Johnny Depp was the actor originally expected to play the Invisible Man

Pretty sure Johnny Depp is already playing the Invisible Man in most movies. He's usually just walking around in the background and stuff, but you kind of have to squint.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:10 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I'm trying to think of a body of water that is hipper and fresher than the Black Lagoon.

― The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T & the Women (Old Lunch), Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:16 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Creature from the Gowanus Canal? He's coming for your microbrews...and a hipster hottie in a vintage bathing suit?

In the meantime, the Invisble Man remake may have solved its Depp problem: https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2467738/the-invisible-man-reboot-may-have-found-its-first-new-star

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 4 March 2019 20:20 (one year ago) link

I hope they cast her as the titular star and still bafflingly go with The Invisible Man as the title.

Gary Ornmigh, Heywood's son (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 March 2019 20:25 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

it's aliiiiiiiiive!

Elisabeth Moss, who was in early talks for Universal-Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man last month, is officially on board with the latest rendition of the classic monster character.

The project reps a re-team for Moss with producer Jason Blum after the recent $220M-global grossing success of Jordan Peele’s Us. Invisible Man will shoot in Australia. The opening weekend for Us became the highest-grossing ever for an original horror title.

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 13:48 (one year ago) link

And prompted by the wild success of an original horror title, we've opted to produce the 415th film adaptation of a 150 year old horror property.

Oold Lunch (Old Lunch), Monday, 15 April 2019 13:54 (one year ago) link

laugh all you want, cynic, but i for one am excited about the possibility of elisabeth moss' invisible man going toe-to-toe with russell crowe's mr hyde and tom cruise's err whoever the fuck tom cruise was in the mummy

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 13:59 (one year ago) link

The Daddy?

Oold Lunch (Old Lunch), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:00 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Apparently the success of The Invisible Man has inspired Universal to return to the Dark Universe: http://epicstream.com/news/TinyDiapana/Universal-Developing-New-Dracula-Movie-For-Its-Dark-Universe

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:57 (four months ago) link

the invisible man was good though

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:58 (four months ago) link

it was also made on a us$7m budget, unlike the mummy which cost a freaking bomb

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 13 March 2020 01:00 (four months ago) link

giving it all to blumhouse is a decent strategy. might work.

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 13 March 2020 01:06 (four months ago) link

we could be entering an era of decent hollywood movies that don’t cost liechtenstein’s gdp to make

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 13 March 2020 01:21 (four months ago) link

seems like horror films are the only small movies that turn a reliable profit today.

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 13 March 2020 01:33 (four months ago) link

Yeah I saw this last night and thought it was good. Have no idea wtf they’re gonna do with Dracula. Also assume the budget won’t be 7m.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 13 March 2020 04:37 (four months ago) link

imo they should cap the budgets just in case

mh, Friday, 13 March 2020 13:55 (four months ago) link

Two of Kusama's previous films were on $1 million budgets (fifteen years apart).

Whannel's first film made $100 million on a $1 million budget, his second made $147 million on a $4 million budget, his third made $164 million on a $10 million budget, his fifth made $100 million on a $1.5 million budget, his sixth made $160 million on a $5 million budget, his seventh (first as director) made $113 million on an $11 million budget, his eighth had a $3 million budget, and The Invisible Man has made $105 million in two weeks on a $7 million budget.

Blumhouse's most expensive movies to date iirc are $15 million for BlacKkKlansman, a co-production with a name director, a couple of stars, dozens of speaking roles & even more extras, and shitloads of outdoor and indoor location shoots; and $20 million for Glass, which had to pay M. Night Shyamalan, Bruce Willis, Sam Jackson, and James McAvoy, who probably has a reasonable quote after a bunch of X-Mens.

It's very unlikely that they're not going to keep the budget low on Kusama's Dracula.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 13 March 2020 20:27 (four months ago) link

and the one that kinda flopped was upgrade, which is amazing

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 13 March 2020 21:29 (four months ago) link

Returned about six times its budget, on almost zero promotion! Absolutely a big success, just only made a fraction of his horror & sequel flicks.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 13 March 2020 21:44 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/invisible-man-helmer-leigh-whannell-direct-ryan-gosling-wolfman-1302467

Aaaand now Blumhouse and Whannell are now attached to a Wolfman reboot for Ryan Gosling. "The script has been described as having a vibe that evokes Network (1976) and Nightcrawler (2014)." So pseudo-found footage of Larry Talbot yelling "I'm flea-bitten as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more"?

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:44 (one month ago) link

i was recently thinking that if ace in the hole were done today, the reporter would throw people in wells and never think twice about it.

wasdnous (abanana), Thursday, 9 July 2020 18:52 (one month ago) link


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