Celebrated genre filmmaker Leigh Whannell is currently in Sydney shooting a new reimagining of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” for Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures.
Originally set to be a lavish big-budget Dark Universe film with a more straightforward action-centric plot, when that cinematic universe idea was abandoned the project morphed into a lower-budget more genre-centric take which the “Saw” writer and “Upgrade” writer/director is tackling.
When casting was initially announced however with Elisabeth Moss in the lead, there was some confusion as to what the story would be. Now a detailed official synopsis has been released and can be seen below:
“The film centers on Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. She 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 turn 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 Invisible Man” is moving fast in production and is slated to open in cinemas on February 28th.