Maybe he’s there too, who knows?
In The Invisible Man, Universal’s modern take on the classic monster story, Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss plays Cecilia Kass, a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Adrian Griffin, played by The Haunting of Hill House’s Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
In the dead of night, Cecelia escapes Adrian and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his daughter (Storm Reid). However, when Adrian kills himself and leaves her a generous chunk of his vast fortune, she begins to suspect he faked his death.
A series of strange and eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening those she loves, and Cecelia’s sanity begins to slip away as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by an invisible man.
Watch the new trailer below:
This fresh, modern take on the classic Universal monster is written and director by Leigh Whannell, who wrote the original Saw film, and directed 2018 thriller Upgrade.
Whannell spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his take on the classic:
“The image of the Invisible Man in the floating trench coat and the floating sunglasses is one that is clearly etched into the public consciousness. I wanted to kind of get away from that and 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.”
“There are some great actors in the film, Aldis Hodge and Storm Reid from A Wrinkle in Time, these are the supporting cast, and they’re such great performers. Having said that, the script is really a one-woman show. Elisabeth Moss is the centerpiece of the film, and she’s in pretty much every scene. I feel like, if you’re going to hang an entire film on someone’s shoulders, you need an actor as good as Lizzie.”
But are we on the precipice of an Invisible Man franchise? Right now, Whannell doesn’t know, as he went on to say:
“I haven’t put any thought into a sequel. I’m a pretty superstitious filmmaker. I don’t want to jinx anything. I’ve been involved with movies that have had a lot of sequels, like the original Saw film obviously spawned a whole franchise, as did Insidious. But I can tell you with total honesty that in the case of both of those films, I never thought about a sequel. I would never want to jinx the release of a movie by thinking about what comes next.”
Check out some new stills of Moss in the film below:
The Invisible Man is set for release on February 28th, 2020.