Universal may not be pushing forward with their Dark Universe anymore, but that doesn't mean we can't have reboots for these classic monster films. One of the movies coming out is the remake of The Invisible Man, and we have a great new trailer that just got dropped.
Here's the official description:
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.
If you followed the news, you'll know that Johnny Depp was originally set to play the part of the Invisible Man. Though I think Depp is a good actor, I think having him play an abusive boyfriend onscreen would be too much, counting all the bad PR he's had lately.
I actually love the premise, and I think it's a great take on The Invisible Man. If anything, it works really good as a standalone film, and I have no idea how Universal plans to bring all these monsters together when they were planning their "Dark Universe". If you ask me, they should have just made a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen franchise, but maybe that would work best as a series now that I think about it.
Catch The Invisible Man when it hits theaters Feb. 28, 2020.
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