With filming well underway on Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ reboot in Sydney a full plot synopsis has been revealed unveiling its direction and main cast.
After a disastrous start to the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise led ‘The Mummy’, Universal dropped the idea and subsequently saw Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions take the gauntlet to push things forward with ‘The Invisible Man’. Having Whannell on board to write, produce and direct the reboot no one was sure where the reboot was going to go but now we finally have a synopsis.
“The film centres 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 based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, the story follows a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself but fails in his attempt to reverse it.
Whannell has previously worked with Blumhouse on projects such as ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ and ‘Upgrade’.