A full synopsis for Universal and Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man reboot reveals new story details for the Elizabeth Moss film.
Universal’s 2017 reboot of The Mummy was intended to launch a cinematic universe featuring the studio’s classic monster characters, with Johnny Depp signed on the portray the eponymous villain in a reboot of The Invisible Man. However, the poor reviews and dismal box office performance of The Mummy prompted Universal to scrap its plans for the Dark Universe and instead move forward with a new strategy for the classic monsters.
Now, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are collaborating on a reboot of The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. In a full synopsis obtained by Bloody Disgusting, readers are given a hint at how Universal and Blumhouse plan to retell The Invisible Man in a modern era:
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), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) 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.
The new monster movies, including Elizabeth Moss’ The Invisible Man, will reportedly be rooted in horror with no budget, tone, or rating restrictions and no expectation that each individual project will be part of a shared universe.
What do you think of this new take on The Invisible Man? Are you excited to see Elizabeth Moss in this retelling of the classic horror film? Do you think Elizabeth Moss’ Cecilia Kass can survive her encounter with The Invisible Man? Let us know in the comments section below!
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer. Leigh Whannell will also co-produce the film alongside Jason Blum, who is producing the reboot under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
The Invisible Man is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 28, 2020.
Source: Bloody Disgusting