Director, Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Saw) knows his way around the genre. That’s why his involvement in the upcoming take on the Universal Monster icon, The Invisible Man is so exciting.
Entertainment Weekly was able to chat with Whannell to get the scoop on what this incarnation of The Invisible Man has in store for us.
The synopsis goes like this:
Elisabeth Moss plays Cecilia Kass, who is trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, portrayed by Oliver Jackson-Cohen from The Haunting of Hill House. Cecilia 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 dies by suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, she 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.
Whanell said, he is going for something “really tense and scary…” It also seems like he is placing all the existential horror on the shoulders of Moss’ character as opposed to The Invisible Man himself on this go.
Most notably, we have seen Claude Rains lose his mind from the lack of self in 1933’s iconic film. It will be interesting to see that perspective and narrative played with, while also keeping the existential bits in play.
From the images, it appears that The Invisible Man is going to be a real perv, much more inline with Kevin Bacon in Hallow Man. I mean, he is watching Moss take a shower so we are using powers of deduction here.
Whatever the case is, Whannell is someone I have absolute trust in when it comes to the genre. So, yea I’m really looking forward to this one.
What do you guys think? Excited to see a new take on this Universal Monster? Let us know in the comments section.
The Invisible Man hits theaters Feb. 28, 2020.
Source: (Entertainment Weekly)