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Universal Monster Comedy Will Reunite Channing Tatum With Phil Lord & Chris Miller

The Universal monster revival continues. After failing miserably with the interconnected Dark Universe, Universal has bounced back with The Invisible Man and plans for future standalone films. The latest entry is an untitled Unititled Monster Project being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Details are vague for the moment, but we do know that the film will reunite Lord and Miller with 21 Jump Street Star Channing Tatum. Deadline has the scoop on the Untitled Monster Comedy coming from...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Channing-Tatum, Magic Mike, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Miller, Abbott

Lord, Miller & Tatum Reunite for Universal’s Untitled Monster Project

Lord, Miller & Tatum reunite for Universal’s untitled monster project It’s been six years since we last saw Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller properly team up for both The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street and now the trio are reuniting for an untitled monster thriller at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lord, Miller, Morales & Fiallo Team for Miami-Set Comedy at Universal PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, Natalie Morales, Elizabeth Banks, Miami, Universal, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, MGM, Universal Pictures, Miller, Tatum, Karyn Kusama, Gosling, Dexter Fletcher, David Koepp

The Best Scene in ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ Shows How Scares Can Serve a Story

(Welcome to  Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: A critical scare Insidious: Chapter 3 is as frightening as it is vital to the narrative.) Patrick Wilson is set to return to The Further, both in the director’s seat and as original protagonist Josh Lambert in the upcoming latest installment of the Insidious franchise. The plot will return to the Lambert family, or at least some of them, with Dalton (Ty Simpkins) heading...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Quinn, Leigh Whannell, Elise, Sean, Lambert, Patrick Wilson, Sean He, Michael Reid, Josh Lambert, Featured Stories Sidebar, Whannell, Scott Teems, Elise Rainier Lin Shaye

‘Insidious 5’ Will Bring Back Patrick Wilson, Who Will Make His Directorial Debut

Ready to go back to The Further…again? Today at BlumFest, a virtual festival devoted to all-things-Blumhouse, word broke that Insidious 5 is a go. And not only that, but some familiar faces are returning. Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins, who played father and son in the series, are both back – and Wilson will be making his feature directorial debut on the film. Curiously absent from the announcement: Rose Byrne, who plays Wilson’s wife in the franchise. The Lamberts are back! Well, some of th...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Sequels, Rose Byrne, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Wilson, Foster, Dalton, Lambert, Blumhouse, Ty Simpkins, Patrick-Wilson, James Wan, Josh Lambert

Fifth Insidious Film on the Way With Patrick Wilson Directing in Debut!

Fifth Insidious film on the way with Patrick Wilson directing in debut! After word circled from the star and franchise lead Lin Shaye (The Call) through this year, it’s now been confirmed that a fifth installment in the Leigh Whannell-created Insidious horror franchise is on the way with Patrick Wilson (Aquaman) both reprising his role as Josh Lambert as well as making his directorial debut! RELATED: Exclusive: Lin Shaye Talks Status of Insidious Franchise & Possible Return ...
Tags: Movies, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, James, Wilson, Josh, Scott, Dalton, Leigh, Tye, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Blumhouse Productions, Josh Lambert, Lin Shaye, Whannell

Exclusive: Lin Shaye Talks Status of Insidious Franchise & Possible Return

Exclusive: Lin Shaye talks status of Insidious franchise & possible return While chatting with the star for her upcoming film The Call in which she stars alongside fellow horror genre icon Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), ComingSoon.net explored the state of the Insidious franchise and the possibility of her return for a fifth installment in the Leigh Whannell-penned series. RELATED: Patrick Wilson Open to Returning for Insidious 5 PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAl...
Tags: Movies, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Elise, James, ComingSoon, Patrick Wilson, Blumhouse Productions, Shaye, Lin Shaye, Adam Robitel, Whannell, James Wan Aquaman, Tobin Bell Saw, Whannell Wan

‘The Wolfman’ Reboot Starring Ryan Gosling Lands ‘Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell

Having already proven he has the goods to bring a new twist to classic Universal Monsters with The Invisible Man, Leigh Whannell is now in negotiations to helm The Wolfman. Ryan Gosling is set to star in the horror pic, which was previously reported as being partially inspired by Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. That might be changing, though, as Whannell is also going to be writing a treatment for the film based on his own idea. Joining Whannell on the project is Blumhouse, with whom Whannell has a ...
Tags: London, Movies, Horror, Jake Gyllenhaal, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan-Gosling, Leigh-Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Remakes, Talbot, Blumhouse, Lon Chaney Jr, Karyn Kusama, Gosling, Dexter Fletcher

Leigh Whannell in Talks for Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman at Universal

Leigh Whannell in talks for Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman at Universal This year saw Leigh Whannell bring a modern-day twist to H.G. Wells’ classic The Invisible Man for Universal Pictures in brilliant fashion and now he has his eyes set on another classic monster in the studio’s roster as he has entered talks to direct the Ryan Gosling-led reboot of Wolfman, according to The Wrap. RELATED: Ryan Gosling Set to Play the Wolfman in Universal’s Reboot! PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Orange, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, John Krasinski, New Black, Luca Guadagnino, Gosling

New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Jaws’ 4K, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, ‘Scorsese Shorts’, ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘Creepshow’

Gather round, children, and I shall tell you a tale. A tale of the wonderful world of home media! These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week, and beyond. Jaws 4K I don’t need to tell you how good Jaws is, do I? I mean…come on. It’s a classic for a reason. Steven Spielberg invented the summer blockbuster, and proved he was the real-deal, with this 1975 film about a big fish with a big appetite. Employing thrilling filmmaking and great ch...
Tags: New York, Movies, Stephen King, Features, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Leigh Whannell, Hulu, George Romero, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Public Radio, Elisabeth Moss, New England, Jaws, Murray

CS Interview: Storm Reid on Success of The Invisible Man

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Storm Reid on success of The Invisible Man After getting to chat with the 16-year-old star earlier this year ahead of the film’s release, ComingSoon.net got to catch up with Storm Reid (Euphoria) to dive deeper into Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man and discuss the film’s large success, some of her fondest memories from the set and her thoughts on potential future installments. *Warning: Minor Spoilers Lie Ahead For The Invisible Man* RELATED: The Invisib...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Australia, Netflix, Michael Jordan, Sydney, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, James, Sydney Opera House, Leigh, Reid, Aldis Hodge

Leigh Whannell Developing Upgrade Sequel Series!

Leigh Whannell developing Upgrade sequel series! One of 2018’s best and most criminally underrated films, Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade, is coming back to audiences in a new way as the writer/director is partnering with frequent collaborator Blumhouse Productions to help develop a sequel series to the sci-fi action film, according to Deadline. Click here to purchase the original Upgrade! RELATED: Enter ComingSoon’s Invisible Man Photo Contest! The series adaptation is set to be co-created and e...
Tags: Movies, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Grey, Usa Network, Blumhouse, UCP, Blumhouse Productions, Blumhouse Television, James Roland, Whannell, Grey Trace Logan Marshall Green, Krystal Ziv Houghton, Tim Walsh Treadstone, James Wan Malignant

‘Upgrade’ TV Series Coming From Blumhouse and Director Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell‘s fantastic sci-fi-action-horror pic Upgrade is headed to the small screen. The Upgrade TV series won’t be a remake of the movie but will instead be set a few years after the events of Whannell’s 2018 flick that saw Logan Marshall-Green play a paraplegic who is given the ability to walk again – and seek revenge against the people who murdered his wife – with the help of an A.I. implant.   Upgrade Let me be blunt: Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade kicks ass. It takes what could’ve b...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Upgrade, Leigh-Whannell, Grey, Tim Walsh, Blumhouse, Film to TV, Action/Adventure, Logan Marshall Green, James Roland, Whannell, Whannell Blumhouse Television, Tim Walsh Treadstone Chicago P D Shooter, Krystal Ziv Houghton, Walsh Whannell

Your guide to streaming movies to rent or buy April 3-9

“1917” (R, for violence, some disturbing images and language; available to buy on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Apple TV and Vudu) Director Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to give us a compelling look at World War I through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task. The special sauce here, which you may have heard about: “1917” appears as if it were shot in one seamless take — or two, if you in...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr, Los Angeles, Sport, Amazon Prime, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Jane Austen, Judi Dench, Miami

Your guide to movies currently streaming March 27-April 3

“1917” (R, for violence, some disturbing images and language; available to buy on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Apple TV and Vudu) Director Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to give us a compelling look at World War I through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task. The special sauce here, which you may have heard about: “1917” appears as if it were shot in one seamless take — or two, if you in...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Amazon Prime, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Jane Austen

Your guide to movies currently streaming March 20-26

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, the film guide will feature movies that have recently become available on streaming services. “1917” (R, for violence, some disturbing images and language; available to buy on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Apple TV and Vudu) Director Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to give us a compelling look at World War I through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Los Angeles, Sport, Amazon Prime, Things To Do, Soccer, Food Network, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Broadway, Jane Austen, Judi Dench

James Wan Producing Monster Movie at Universal

James Wan producing monster movie at Universal After frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell’s success with last week’s The Invisible Man, Universal Pictures is teaming up with other modern horror master James Wan (The Conjuring) to develop a new monster movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: McKenna Grace Joins James Wan’s New Horror Film Malignant The film, which is being penned by longtime Supernatural writer/co-exec producer Robbie Thompson, will take inspiration from past U...
Tags: Movies, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, ComingSoon, James Wan, Wan, La Llorona, Mummy Universal Pictures, Whannell, Robbie Thompson, Michael Chaves, James Wan Sergio Bonelli, McKenna Grace Joins James Wan, Invisible Man Universal Pictures

‘The Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell on Gaslighting, Being Haunted, and Taking Monsters Seriously [Interview]

We, as a culture, are trained to poke holes in a woman’s story, to sympathize with the monster in the scenario, rather than the victim. Knowing this, director Leigh Whannell uses the vehicle of horror cinema to Trojan horse a moral lesson into a fun Blumhouse thriller. His latest film, The Invisible Man , an Elisabeth Moss-led Universal Monster reboot in which an ex-lover stalks his old beau by hiding in plain sight, is another way of relaying the fear traumatized women feel when formerly saf...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Leigh-Whannell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elisabeth Moss, Griffin, Adrian, Rosemary, Alcatraz, Lizzie, Transylvanian, Cecilia, Michael Myers, Dawn of the Dead, The Invisible Man

‘The Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell Strikes a Two-Year First Look Deal with Blumhouse

Director Leigh Whannell is having an outstanding weekend. Not only is the filmmaker’s remake of the classic Universal monster movie The Invisible Man at the top of the box office with a $29 million debut on a budget of just $7 million, but now he’s striking a two-year first look deal with the film’s producer Jason Blum and his horror movie factory Blumhouse. Could this possibly pave the way for Whannell overseeing a proper reboot of Universal’s movie monster universe? The Hollywood Reporter h...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Leigh-Whannell, Jason Blum, Leigh, Blumhouse, Blum, James Wan, The Invisible Man, Business and Industry News, Whannell, Leigh Whannell Blumhouse

How The Invisible Man Based Its Gaslighting Thriller on Real-Life Stories of Abuse

It’s hard to believe that the newest version of The Invisible Man , in theaters Feb. 28, hasn’t been made before. The first adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel premiered in 1933, during the heyday of Universal Studios’ monster movie boom, and the Invisible Man stood as a scary specter alongside Frankenstein and Dracula. The very R-rated Paul Verhoeven version starring Kevin Bacon, Hollow Man (2000), similarly framed the titular Invisible Man as the protagonist. But writer-di...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, New York Times, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Bacon, Leigh Whannell, Margot Robbie, Paul Verhoeven, Griffin, Universal Studios, Tonya

How the New Invisible Man Movie Updates H.G. Wells’ Original Horror Story

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the movie The Invisible Man. Like the 1897 H.G. Wells novel that it’s loosely based on, The Invisible Man movie centers largely, as its name suggests, on a man who discovers how to make himself invisible. But in many ways, the modern reimagining of the sci-fi thriller from writer-director Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3, Upgrade) tells an entirely new story. The Invisible Man, out Feb. 28, stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass, a woman who begins...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Sydney, Leigh Whannell, Horror Movies, Elisabeth Moss, Griffin, Adrian, James, BuzzFeed News, Charlie, Wells, Cecilia

Review: 'The Invisible Man' is a Must-See Modern Psychological Thriller

Actor and screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan changed the horror landscape when their low-budget sleeper hit Saw became a cultural phenomenon in 2004. After the massive success of their feature debut, the Australian filmmaking duo continued to collaborate on a series of horror films, including Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2010), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). In 2015, while Wan was behind the wheel of Furious 7, Whannell made his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3,...
Tags: Movies, Review, Horror, Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, James Wan, The Invisible Man, Universal Monsters, Whannell

The Invisible Man Obscures Its Enemy, But Elisabeth Moss Is Unmissable

When it comes to falling apart, no actor is more together than Elisabeth Moss. In writer-director Leigh Whannell’s jaggedly effective psychological horror thriller The Invisible Man, Moss plays Cecilia, a woman who flees her abusive, controlling partner and lives in fear that he’ll find her—until she gets word that he’s died and left her a whopping inheritance. (He’s a tech billionaire and “optics” genius, and he’s played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen.) That’s when her problems really begin: Ever...
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Silicon Valley, Leigh Whannell, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Adrian, Moss, Marie Kondo, Wells, Cecilia, Alex Ross Perry, The Invisible Man, Whannell, Harriet Dyer

There’s No Dark Universe Anymore, Just One Monster After Another

The box-office dud “The Mummy” sank Universal’s hopes for a grand franchise. But the studio is rebooting it on a smaller scale, starting with “The Invisible Man.”
Tags: Movies, News, Jason, Universal Pictures, Leigh, Blum, Whannell, The Mummy (Movie, The Invisible Man (Movie

‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Gaslight Nation, Domestic Edition

Elisabeth Moss stars in a scary update on the H.G. Wells classic that trades science-fiction shivers for #MeToo horror.
Tags: Movies, News, Elisabeth Moss, Moss, Leigh, Wells, Elisabeth, Dorman, Whannell, H G, The Invisible Man (Movie, Michael (1981-

The Invisible Man Review

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 9.5/10 Cast: Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Adrian Griffin Aldis Hodge as James Lanier Storm Reid as Sydney Lanier Harriet Dyer as Alice Kass Michael Dorman as Tom Griffin Written and directed by Leigh Whannell The Invisible Man Review: Before I dive into the masterwork that is The Invisible Man, I must first take you on the path that writer/director Leigh Whannell took to arrive in the director’s chair on the reboot of the H.G. Wells cl...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Adrian, Moss, Dyer, Hodge, Wells, Cecilia, Tom Griffin, Movie News, Blumhouse Productions, Benjamin Wallfisch, Wallfisch, Whannell

‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Elisabeth Moss is Incredible in Leigh Whannell’s Scary, Timely Horror Update

Is this the first real horror movie of the #MeToo era? Leigh Whannell‘s nerve-jangling The Invisible Man bears almost no resemblance to the 1933 Universal pic starring Claude Rains, nor does it take much from the original H. G. Wells novel of the same name. About the only thing Whannell’s modern-day update has in common with those titles is that it involves a dangerous, and invisible, man. But with that basic set-up, Whannell has crafted a surprisingly timely tale of an abused, terrified woman ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Features, Movie Reviews, David Cronenberg, Sydney, Adaptation, Leigh-Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Remakes, Adrian, James, Moss, Wells, Cecilia

Leigh Whannell Suggests Wyatt Russell Star in His ‘Escape From New York’ Remake, And That’s Not Such a Bad Idea

Leigh Whannell is about to unleash The Invisible Man on audiences, but that’s not the only big genre title he has up his sleeve. Whannell is also attached to write (and possibly direct) an Escape From New York remake, based on John Carpenter’s 1981 classic starring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. The original Escape is one of Carpenter’s best-loved films, which means any remake is going to immediately inspire some suspicion from fans. In a new interview, Whannell talked a bit about the Escape r...
Tags: New York, Movies, United States, Leigh-Whannell, Remakes, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Russell, Carpenter, Wyatt Russell, Escape-From-New-York, Whannell, Wyatt Russell Star, Snake Plissken Kurt Russell

Leigh Whannell Wants Wyatt Russell for Escape From New York Reboot

Escape From New York reboot: Leigh Whannell on possibly casting Wyatt Russell It has been over a year since it was reported that The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell had been tapped to pen the Escape From New York reboot film, and now Whannell has finally opened up about 20th Century Studios’ upcoming remake of John Carpenter’s iconic 1981 film. Speaking with JoBlo, the Upgrade director was asked about the possibility of casting Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt Russell (The Lodge) to take on th...
Tags: New York, Movies, Australia, United States, Manhattan, Leigh Whannell, Robocop, Jason Blum, Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Don, Blumhouse, ComingSoon, Movie News, Wyatt Russell

Universal Hopes ‘The Monster Mash’ Movie Will Be a Graveyard Smash

Remember The Monster Mash? You know – the hit novelty song in which a bunch of monsters get together to have a graveyard smash? Well, it’s becoming a movie. Universal Pictures, who seem to be taking a grab-bag approach to their classic monsters at this point, are gearing up to make a Monster Mash movie to serve as the feature debut of music video director Matt Stawski. Plot details are being kept secret, but we can only hope the Transylvania Twist will be involved in some capacity. I was wor...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Universal, Paul Feig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Dracula, Transylvania, Renfield, Dark Army, Whannell, Bobby Boris Pickett, Matt Stawski, The Monster Mash

Second Trailer for Whannell's 'The Invisible Man' with Elisabeth Moss

"Where are you?! Show yourself…!" Universal released a second full-length trailer for The Invisible Man, the modern horror sci-fi remake of this vintage spooky story, made by acclaimed Australian actor / writer / director Leigh Whannell. The very first trailer arrived late last year, with a new Super Bowl spot showing up last weekend. Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss stars in this terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character (the original film ope...
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