Hollow Man (2000)
|Directed by||Paul Verhoeven|
|Screenplay by||Andrew W. Marlowe|
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$190.2 million|
Hollow Man is a 2000 American-Hollywood science fiction horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin. Bacon portrays the title character, a scientist who renders himself invisible, only to go on a killing spree after going violently insane, a story inspired by H. G. Wells‘ novel The Invisible Man. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects in 2001, but lost to Gladiator.
Verhoeven was not happy with the movie. In 2013, he remarked to The Hollywood Reporter, “I decided after Hollow Man, this is a movie, the first movie that I made that I thought I should not have made. It made money and this and that, but it really is not me anymore. I think many other people could have done that. I don’t think many people could have made RoboCop that way, or either Starship Troopers. But Hollow Man, I thought there might have been 20 directors in Hollywood who could have done that. I felt depressed with myself after 2002.” It partly contributed in his return to the Netherlands, his home country, where he made Black Book in 2006, which was considered a return to form.