Making movies is supposed to be all glitz and glamour, and while living in Hollywood may be just that a lot of the time, the actual making of movies can frequently be quite the opposite. Such was apparently the case on the set of the brand new Invisible Man movie. Director Leigh Whannell took to social media to announce the end of principal photography for the movie, which, based on how the shoot ended, was probably a good thing for everybody.
If filming wrapped at 6:00 AM than that certainly means it started long before then. Being up really early, or incredibly late, as the case may be, and in the rain to make things worse, certainly doesn't sound like the shoot was as exciting as the final product of the film is likely to be.
Needless to say, making a movie isn't exactly a 9-5 job. Sometimes, to get the shot you need, one needs to be working in the middle of the night or in less than optimal conditions. And depending on what is required of the actor, it can be even less fun.
Of course, now that it's time for The Invisible Man to go into post-production, that may change. If the director likes being out on the set with the cast and crew, then being stuck in an editing bay may be more like work than what he's been doing.
Figuring out what the hell the filming process created in the editing room is a not uncommon feeling these days, what with the heavy reliance on CGI, but when your main character is literally an Invisible Man, one wonders if you're shooting blind a little bit more than usual.
While Universal had been trying to build a cinematic universe out of its classic monster characters, that concept has been significantly stalled, if not outright canceled. However, the monsters themselves are still moving forward. The new Invisible Man movie won't be connected to any other monster movie of recent years, but will instead look for success on its own.
The Invisible Man is set to have pretty quick turn around time when it comes to post-production. The movie has a February 2020 release date, which means the movie only has five months to complete post-production and editing.
Of course, while many movies these days require much longer post-production times due to digital effects, one would expect The Invisible Man might not actually have that much CGI. He's invisible, after all, it doesn't take any extra work to make an empty space look empty.