Universal Pictures dropped a trailer for “The Invisible Man,” starring Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The studio teased the movie on social media adding, “What you can’t see can hurt you,” and the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on February 28th.
The studio’s description of the movie adds, “Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex 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.”
Jason Blum produced “The Invisible Man” for his Blumhouse Productions, and the movie was written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell from the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchise. The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne, with Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson, and Jeanette Volturno serving as executive producers.
Johnny Depp was originally set to star in the movie, but dropped out. Depp was accused of domestic abuse by then girlfriend Amber Heard, which is probably why he is no longer attached to this movie about domestic violence. Depp has since sued Heard for defamation, for upwards of $50M. This is the second film in Universal Pictures‘ “Dark Universe,” which was designed to bring all the classic movie monsters together for the modern age. The first film was “The Mummy,” which didn’t have the best start. Alex Kurtzman directed “The Mummy” in 2017 and the studio made the film with an estimated budget of $125M. The movie was a financial success, bringing in over $409.2M worldwide, but was panned by critics. Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, and Annabelle Wallis starred in the film, and the reception put the Dark Universe plans on ice for a few years.
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