First Photos: Leigh Whannell’s “Invisible Man”
Ahead of the film’s first trailer arriving tomorrow, the first photos are in from Leigh Whannell’s new take on H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.
The film stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass, a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). She escapes in the dead of night and goes 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, her sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
EW premiered the pics and spoke with Whannell about the film which aims to make the most grounded version of the story possible whilst giving it a contemporary spin:
“The image of the Invisible Man in the floating trench coat and the floating sunglasses is one that is clearly etched into the public consciousness. I wanted to kind of get away from that and make something that was really modern, really grounded, or as grounded as you can be when you’re dealing with a film called The Invisible Man…the script is really a one-woman show. Elisabeth Moss is the centrepiece of the film, and she’s in pretty much every scene. I feel like, if you’re going to hang an entire film on someone’s shoulders, you need an actor as good as Lizzie.”
Shot in Sydney earlier this year, Whannell’s film follows on from the rave reviews he received for last year’s hyperviolent augmented human thriller “Upgrade”. “The Invisible Man” opens February 28th 2020.