Universal Pictures has now released its first trailer for the remake of The Invisible Man, based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells.
Writer/director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Saw franchise) and producer Jason Blum (Blumhouse) have partnered on the horror flick that stars Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Us).
Check out the new trailer below.
This new film is a bit of a pivot as it was originally going to star Johnny Depp and was going to be part of a relaunch of the Universal Monsters getting their own cinematic universe called Dark Universe starring with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy remake.
When that film didn’t do well with critics or at the box office they scrapped a bulk of the plans (everything planned seems to be hiatus) and looked to Jason Blum/Blumhouse to help them out with The Invisible Man.
I’m sure we’ll have to see how this one does before we see Blumhouse getting involved with other projects featuring the Universal Monsters.
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.
The Invisible Man is set to be released on February 28th, 2020.
SOURCE: UNIVERSAL PICTURES