What you can't see can, in fact, hurt you. That's the official premise of the upcoming "Invisible Man" remake from Blumhouse Productions.
Universal and Blumhouse are reimagining the classic tale by H.G. Wells, which has inspired numerous film and television adaptations, including the 1933 black-and-white movie starring Claude Rains.
Not much was known about the project, other than that it is coming from director Leigh Whannell and stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer.
Now, an official description reveals more details about the plot:
"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 (Dyer), their childhood friend (Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Reid).
But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (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."
It seems like the movie wants to tap into topics of the current time, like toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement. Addressing pressing issues of the day, within the horror genre, is something Blumhouse has done well before (see: "Get Out," "Us").
"The Invisible Man" opens in theaters February 28, 2020.