Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man trailer is out now. It really seems to be speaking directly to victims of abuse. An interesting take on the classic Universal Monster.
The trailer comes off as a Sleeping With the Enemy take with Elisabeth Moss in the place of Julia Roberts. Of course, they are also mixing in supernatural and sci-fi elements for good measure.
Whanell’s 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.
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.