Back in January, it was reported that Universal had thankfully decided to toss the failed Dark Universe idea in the trash, and team up with the reliable Blumhouse Productions to create horror-focused standalone reboots of its popular classic horror properties.
Their first project is a reboot of the 1933 classic The Invisible Man, which starred Claude Rains as the titular villain. Leigh Whannell – helmer of Upgrade and frequent collaborator of horror master James Wan – was hired to write and direct the project.
Now, Deadline reports that Blumhouse’s Invisible Man might in fact be about an invisible woman, as The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss has signed on to star. To be fair though, it’s not clear what her role is, so perhaps she won’t be the invisible one.
If she’s in fact the lead, one assumes the title will change to The Invisible Woman, but that’s just an assumption. If she’s not the character to turn invisible, it seems plausible that Moss could be playing a modern version of the original’s love interest Flora Cranley.
Moss isn’t new to horror, having recently played a memorable supporting role in Jordan Peele’s Us. She also worked with Stuart Gordon on the Fear Itself episode “Eater.” Universal previously had Johnny Depp attached to this project for the dark Universe.