The Invisible Man, first published as a book by H.G. Wells in 1897, details the story of a mad scientist named Griffin, who carries out a procedure on himself to turn invisible. The only issue? He cannot change back. In his quest to try and find a cure, he uses his invisibility to his advantage to cause destruction and violence.
Wells’ horror fiction masterpiece was adapted into a film in 1933, and now, it’s being adapted again, this time by Leigh Whannell, the writer of Saw (2004) and the creator of the Saw franchise along with James Wan (Insidious). The first images of the film come via Entertainment Weekly and Universal Studios. All the images feature Elisabeth Moss, who stars as main character Cecilia Kass.
The official summary of the film, according to Universal Pictures:
After her abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide, naïve Cecilia begins to rebuild her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her former boyfriend is not actually dead as she had thought.
We all know the Invisible Man as the dude walking around wearing a trenchcoat, dark glasses, and face bandages. This is the character archetype we see, much like we see another horror monster classic, Frankenstein’s Monster, as the tall lumbering green oaf with zippers on his neck. But Whannell told Entertainment Weekly he wanted to get past the pop-culture image of the Invisible Man:
“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. Just something that was really tense and scary in a way The Invisible Man hasn’t been before.”
The film also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House) as Griffin, the Invisible Man. It will be produced by Blumhouse Productions and released worldwide on February 28, 2020. The first look images are below, so take a look and talk about what you think of them on Twitter, Reddit, and over at the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!