Elizabeth Banks Set to Direct, Star In Invisible Woman

Elizabeth Banks Set to Direct, Star In Invisible Woman

Horrorific content by jessicagomez on November 29th, 2019 | Horror News |

Invisible Woman is getting the female touch. Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in the remake for Universal, using a fresh take that came from Banks herself. Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted The Girl on the Train for the big screen, is set to pen the screenplay. (Not to be confused with the upcoming Universal film, The Invisible Man , starring Elisabeth Moss, which debuts in February with a completely different plot and made our list of horrors to watch for.)

The 1940 film, The Invisible Woman, centered around a model who answered a call for a quack doctor’s invisibility machine. She wants to use her invisibility to exact revenge on her boss, but little does she know that there are other people who are just as keen on using the invisibility machine for the very same purpose. The original film was billed as a rom-com sci-fi, but Invisible Woman will follow in the footsteps of The Invisible Man in the horror realm, with THR reporting that “the tone of the project is Thelma & Louise meets American Psycho.”

Universal originally intended to connect their films through a cinematic universe it would call the Dark Universe, but scrapped the idea, allowing for more creative freedom for filmmakers. Future Universal works will include Renfield, based on the character in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. 

Banks is coming off of a disappointing opening for her Charlie’s Angels film, but we have confidence that her original take on Invisible Woman is going to show off her talent. Horror has long been in need of more female directors, and with an A-list celebrity behind the camera (with proven horror chops - she was chilling in The Uninvited ), it can do a world of good for the genre. 

Invisible Woman is in development, so we don’t expect to see much more information from it before 2021. Stay tuned for future casting news.


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