After the failure of The Mummy to usher in a new shared Dark Universe for the classic Universal Monsters characters, Universal Pictures opted to go back to the drawing board, handing Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions the keys to the vault of horror with a reboot of The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade).
Now we have an official synopsis for this latest take on the classic H.G. Wells tale, which gives us some insight into what Blumhouse and Whannell are cooking up:
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, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).
But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) 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 Invisible Man is set for release on February 28th 2020.