Universal Monster Movie The Invisible Man Has Finished Filming, And It Sounds Like A Rough One

Claude Rains in the original Invisible Man

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.

Having said that, director Leigh Whannell apparently doesn't consider what he's been doing for the last several weeks to actually be work, so even in the cold in the rain, making movies apparently isn't so bad.

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 Haunting of Hill House's Oliver Jackson-Cohen will star in the movie which will co-star Elizabeth Moss.

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.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.