For years Universal Pictures has tried to find ways to bring their classic monsters into the modern-day. Some films have been complete misfires like Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, but this new take on the Invisible Man is quite intriguing.
In the past, the Invisible Man has been a story of a scientist being driven mad by his discovery, but what if he was already mad? And abusive?
The new The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum will explore these ideas and more. From the trailer alone, we have to say that we’re pretty intrigued by the concept.
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).
But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) 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 turns 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.
The Invisible Man will hit theaters on Feb. 28, 2020.