Following their successful partnership on the sci-fi action flick Upgrade, writer-director Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum have reunited to deliver a new take on H.G. Wells’s classic tale, The Invisible Man.
And once again it’s a winning combination; the Aussie filmmaker has reimagined the story as a suspense-thriller that grabs the viewer by the throat from the very beginning, and doesn’t let go. Adept at playing traumatised characters, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) adds another notch here as Cecilia, a San Francisco architect who, after fleeing from an abusive relationship with her wealthy scientist boyfriend, discovers he has taken his own life and left her a fortune. But Cecilia suspects he has faked his own death and becomes convinced her now invisible ex is stalking her.
Unlike the 1933 classic and 2000 update Hollow Man, this innovative reinvention shifts the perspective from the invisible villain to the victim, addressing hot button topics like domestic violence and playing the more fantastic elements with eerie subtlety. Tense, terrific and frequently terrifying, The Invisible Man is – contrarily – a must-see.
Release Date: June 17, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
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