The Invisible Man Trailer Comes, Blumhouse Reboots Universal Monsters Classic


    What you can not see can hurt you. The Emmy Winner Elisabeth Moss (19459004] Us Hulus The Handmaid's Tale plays in The Invisible Man a frightening role in modern history of obsession, inspired by Universal's classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Moss) is caught in a violent, controlling relationship with a rich and brilliant scientist and escapes in the middle of the night. With the help of her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC The InBetween ) she disappears into her hiding childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton ) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO & # 39; ; s Euphoria ), Netflix The Haunting of Hill House ) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune. Cecilia suspects that his death was a joke. As a series of eerie coincidences become deadly and threaten the lives of those who love her, Cecilia begins to puzzle herself as she desperately tries to prove she is being chased by someone nobody can see.

    Jason Blum, our current master of the horror genre produced The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, staged and executed by Leigh Whannell, one of the original inventors of the Saw franchise, the last 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, 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.

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    Originally it was the Pirates of the Caribbean as the star Johnny Depp's title role in this Universal Monsters took on a reboot, as this was considered a matter of higher budget, but Elizabeth Moss (19459003: The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale, 19459004: Us) is pioneering, but not a ls Invisible Woman. Instead, we see things from her perspective, with her boyfriend, played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House (19459004), Dracula (19459004)) as the title character. Leigh Whannell ( Upgrade ) sits in the director's chair and authored the script.

    The Invisible Man revolves around Cecilia Kass ( Elizabeth Moss ), who is in a controlling and abusive relationship with a reputable, wealthy scientist is caught. Cecilia finally escapes and disappears with the help of her sister (Harriet Dyer), her boyhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). However, when her abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and Cecilia leaves a large portion of his impressive fortune, she begins to suspect that his death was not real. A series of eerie coincidences begin to develop, causing Cecilia to break away and prove that she is being hunted by someone no one else can see.

    H.G. Wells originally published the story The Invisible Man in 1897. The beloved work was often adapted for the canvas in the past, perhaps most notably in 1933. This classic film was staged by James Whale and is considered a pioneering work of the era. Over the decades, more adaptations of varying quality have been added, including the 2000 Hollow Man directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Kevin Bacon. Johnny Depp's version would have existed in a universe alongside Tom Cruise's 2017 version of The Mummy which opened and ended the Dark Universe, as the film did not meet expectations critically or commercially.

    The hope is that this movie is good enough for the studio to explore other settings of its various monster features. Whether this leads to a coherent universe or not remains to be seen. But in a time when the studios hope to recreate the Marvel Cinematic Universe with other franchises, it's easy to see how attractive this idea could be. However, the studio now seems to progress step by step, which is probably the best. The Invisible Man is expected to be published on February 28, 2020 by Blumhouse and Universal Pictures ]

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