Following the recent Super Bowl spot and official trailer, Universal Pictures has provided us with two The Invisible Man clips, which you can watch below. The thriller is opening in theaters on February 28.
What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in this 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 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 (which has the new Spiral movie coming soon) who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.
The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno.
The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.
Whannell and his producers are joined behind the scenes by a talented creative team led by cinematographer Stefan Duscio, production designer Alex Holmes, editor Andy Canny, costume designer Emily Seresin, Academy Award-nominated SFX supervisor Dan Oliver, VFX supervisor Jonathan Dearing, and composer Benjamin Wallfisch.
For writer/director Leigh Whannell, the character of H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man has been in the back of his mind since he was a boy skipping school to watch Universal’s Monsters on television. What he appreciates about the villain is that, unlike so many other iconic tales, the story hasn’t been redone over and over again.
“If you make a film about a character that is globally beloved, you’re dancing with danger,” Whannell says. “Ask anyone who’s made a Star Wars movie recently about the pressure that you’re under when you take on something that iconic and beloved. With the Invisible Man, I felt that there was a freedom there. Of course, people know of this character, but I felt he was a bit of an underdog when it comes to the horror villains. It was exciting to think about what I could do with this character and how I could stretch him a bit.”
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