So, this is interesting, according to Variety, Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in an Invisible Woman movie for Universal.
The screenplay’s been written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on a pitch from Banks herself, and beyond that, the details are sketchy.
Following the horrific reboot of Charlie’s Angels, directed by Banks starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, which didn’t just perform badly, it should have seen Banks’ career take an extended hiatus.
Unsurprisingly, the film didn’t work, the story was very poorly written and the humour couldn’t make a child laugh. It basked in its first-weekend box office of just under $9 million, it’s safe to say the film has been a financial and critical flop.
Proof, if anyone needed it, that in Hollywood, you can only fail upwards. Elizabeth my dear, your Razzies are being primed.
Anyway, Banks’ Invisible Woman joins Paul Feig’s Dark Army and Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield in what may be an unofficial attempt to get the Universal Monsters back in play after the instant failure of Universal’s Dark Universe gambit.
If the ‘Dark’ franchise didn’t work when the studio previously had Cruise and Crowe attached, you have to wonder who said –
“You know what, get rid of those guys, I’ve just had the greatest idea… Elizabeth Banks and Paul Feig!”