The Invisible Man, sci-fi horror by HG Wells, has inspired a movie ‘reimagining’ written and directed by Leigh Whannell. The film is a modern adaptation of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1933 film adaptation of the same name.
The film follows Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) as she is trapped in an abusive relationship with a wealthy scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Cecilia escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
The abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her millions of dollars but Cecilia suspects he is still alive… A series of creepy coincidences turns life threatening and Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being stalked by an invisible abuser.
Anyone expecting a true remake of the original story will be disappointed as it is a total reimagining of the invisible man concept. If the trailer is anything to go by, the movie looks action-packed as well as tense and suspenseful, full of creepy and heart-stopping horror.
The movie stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dye, Alice Kass, Michael Dorman, Benedict Hardie, Amali Golden, Sam Smith, Zara Michaels, and Anthony Brandon Wong.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 28, 2020, by Universal Pictures.