‘What you can’t see can hurt you’
The Invisible Man is directed by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade). The Blumhouse science-fiction horror feature film is very loosely based on H.G. Wells 1897 classic character. Oliver Jackson-Cohen is playing the title role. Jackson-Cohen previously played Luke Crain in the series The Haunting of Hill House and Jonathan Harker in the 2013 Dracula series. The remaining leads are played by Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Storm Reid.
“Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
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), 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.”
Whannel told EW:
“I wanted to […] make something that was really modern, really grounded, or as grounded as you can be when you’re dealing with a film called The Invisible Man. Just something that was really tense and scary in a way The Invisible Man hasn’t been before.” Read more of the interview at EW
The Invisible Man is released by Universal Pictures on Friday, February 28th, 2020; it has been rated ‘R” by the MPAA for “some strong bloody violence, and language.”