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. As Jason Blum is involved, we knew this movie was going to come together quickly, and now the first trailer has landed.
After just one film, Universal’s Dark Universe collapsed thanks to the lacklustre response to The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. There was a concern that Universal might bench its classic monsters for a long time. However, Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Saw, Insidious) pitched a more character-driven take on The Invisible Man to Jason Blum, and Whannell was immediately hired to write & direct. Universal’s Monsters don’t need $200 million budgets; they don’t need world-ending events; what they need to be is scary. The first trailer here looks promising, and we don’t have long to wait as The Invisible Man will materialise in cinemas on February 28.
Here’s the official synopsis
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.