If you’re hoping the new reboot of The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss is going to be a faithful retelling of the original tale, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment. However, if you are willing to go in with an open mind, it looks like we could be up for a truly terrifying tale about gaslighting and abusive relationships with a sci-fi spin.
In the new film, Moss plays Cecilia Kass, the spouse of a deranged and violent scientist. However, when he fakes his own suicide and leaves his estate to her, she can’t help but shake the feeling that he isn’t really gone. As you can guess, he’s not actually dead as much as he’s invisible. Now it’s up to her to prove to everyone that he’s not dead and she’s not crazy. Along for the ride is a great supporting cast of Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid.
The Invisible Man will appear on big screens, February 8, 2020.
What you can’t see can hurt you. 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, 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. Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3. The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.