Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man remake reimagines its titular character as a monster on multiple levels.
Halloween may be over, but the spooky movies are here to stay.
Horror movie factory Blumhouse — responsible for such horror hits like Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out, Insidious, and Happy Death Day — is rebooting the Universal Monsters franchise, with The Invisible Man being the first one out the gate.
The Invisible Man was written and directed by Leigh Whannell, the director who brought us Upgrade and is likewise the writer responsible for the Saw and Insidious franchises, and gives audiences a new take on the classic horror sci-fi story.
Check out the trailer below!
The Invisible Man, based on the H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name, is a reboot/remake of the 1933 film starring Claude Rains. In this re-imagining, the titular Invisible Man is a wealthy and brilliant scientist played by Haunting of Hill House alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Though a respected scientist to the outside world, in the privacy of his own home he is a violent and controlling abuser to his wife, Cecilia Kass, played by Elisabeth Moss.
As we see in the trailer, she’s eventually able to escape his grasp with the aid of her friends and family. While this supposedly causes him to commit suicide, a series of increasingly spooky and violent circumstances causes her to question whether or not his death was a hoax. In fact, she begins to wonder if he’s managed to use science to find a whole new way to make her life a living hell.
Joining Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in The Invisible Man are Harriet Dyer as sister to Elisabeth Moss’ character, Aldis Hodge as her childhood friend, and Storm Reid as his teenage daughter.
The Invisible Man appears in theaters nationwide on February 8, 2020.