The Invisible Man will be streamable at home early due to coronavirus

17 March 2020, 16:26

Sophie Thompson

By Sophie Thompson

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many TV companies have stopped production on shows and films such as No Time To Die have pushed back on their releases - but some are using it as an opportunity to make newly released films streamable at home early.

With coronavirus keeping us firmly on lockdown (thank God for Netflix, right?) it's no secret that most of our favourite shows have shut down production and some of the hottest film releases of the year have been pushed back - but it's good news if you didn't manage to catch one in cinemas before the closures, because they'll be streamable at home a lot sooner than you think.

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Dubbed the "scariest horror movie of all time", Elisabeth Moss' The Invisible Man has seen some serious box office success, but following the temporary closure of Cineworld and Odeon and the public being ordered to stay indoors over the coming months due to COVID-19, the film will shift from the big screen to being streamable at home.

It'll be streamable as early as Friday for a 48-hour rental price of $19.99 (£16), as cinemas have seen as much as a 64% decrease in ticket sales over the past few weekends, and the film has so far received a pretty admirable 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Universal Pictures has a broad and diverse range of movies with 2020 being no exception. Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable,” said Jeff Shell, the CEO of NBCUniversal, in a press conference.

“We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theatres where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible.”

A number of movies are being released via streaming rather than coming to cinemas as originally planned.
A number of movies are being released via streaming rather than coming to cinemas as originally planned. Picture: Universal

Here are all of the other releases we can expect to be able to stream at home...

Trolls: World Tour

Cinema release date: 10th April (now cancelled)

Streamable from: 10th April

The Invisible Man

Cinema release date: 28th February

Streamable from: 20th March


Cinema release date: 14th February

Streamable from: 20th March

The Hunt

Cinema release date: 11th March

Streamable from: 20th March

Happy quarantine streaming...