“What You Can’t See Can Hurt You”
Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for its 2020 remake of The Invisible Man.
The adaptation of the 1897 HG Wells novel, which was given its first iteration on the big screen in 1933, will star Oliver Jackson-Cohen as The Invisible Man and Elisabeth Moss.
Here’s the new trailer –
Universal’s official synopsis reads –
“After her abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide, naïve Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) 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.”
The lead role in the new film was initially set to be given to Johnny Depp, who was being lined up for the role back in 2016. But earlier this year, studio execs decided to back off from the shared Dark Universe idea and go for a more filmmaker-driven approach after The Mummy under-performed.
Director Leigh Whennell (Saw) told EW of his ideas for the film, saying –
“I wanted to kind of get away from [the original version] 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.”
The Invisible Man comes to cinemas on February 28th, 2020.