Poster for original The Invisible Man sells for over $180,000 at auction
While the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ iconic sci-fi novel is scoring rave reviews from critics and audiences with its early digital debut, a rare poster for the 1933 version of The Invisible Man was put up for auction Saturday night and sold for $182,400! The poster can be viewed below!
Projections for the rare poster from the Universal Pictures horror classic were originally at a lowered $125,000, with expectations shattered as demand for the artwork were clearly higher than anticipated during the auction at Heritage Auctions, where their sale of other posters for the classics Casablanca, 1931’s Frankenstein, Bordertown and the highly controversial The Jazz Singer cleared $2.64 million.
“Even in these troubled economic and uncertain times, this was a big success,” Grey Smith, Director of Posters at Heritage Auctions, said.
The latest adaptation of The Invisible Man centers on Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. She escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The film is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.
The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson, and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures, and is available for purchase on VOD and digital platforms now.
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