Just a day after unveiling the first images of its reimagined Universal monster movie, writer/director Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man has dropped its first trailer onto the world. Or is she? You know, just because you're invisible doesn't mean you're a ghost! The Invisible Man is set to be released by Blumhouse and Universal Pictures on February 28, 2020.
Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) is trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Now he's in charge of reimagining 1933's The Invisible Man, which was adapted from the classic H.G. Wells novel.
Produced by Jason Blum and Kylie du Fresne, The Invisible Man is executive produced by Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Whannell himself.
Leigh Whanell (who helped co-create the Saw and The Conjuring franchises and made an incredible directing debut on sci-fi thriller Upgrade) writes and directs, with award-winning actress Elizabeth Moss taking the lead. After learning he's seemingly committed suicide and left her millions of dollars earned from his scientific career-but only if she remains mentally sound-Cecilia begins to suspect more foul play, even before she discovers that Adrian is not quite as dead as everyone keeps telling her he is.
With a focus on the female perspective, and revolving around a toxic, abusive relationship, The Invisible Man would seem to manifest some of our most pressing real-life horrors as the bad guy here-as a great horror movie should.
But surely, Universal still has the same shared-universe goals that sparked the creation of the Dark Universe in the first place. He also directed "Insidious: Chapter 3". The Invisible Man, which was in development as early as 2007, was supposed to star Johnny Depp but the project was scrapped in 2019. I feel like, if you're going to hang an entire film on someone's shoulders, you need an actor as good as Lizzie.