The Invisible Man Reboot Gets Synopsis Teasing a Horror Thriller

Universal was set to have Johnny Depp star in their Invisible Man reboot for the Dark Universe, and though the franchise seems to be dead, the remakes are still underway. What's interesting is, we finally have a clearer plot idea for The Invisible Man.

Here's the official synopsis (via ScreenRant)

What you can't see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character.

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.

With Johnny Depp not being mentioned at all, I think it's clear that Universal has dropped him and replaced him with Oliver Jackson-Cohen. We don't even have a promo, but reading the synopsis, I think we can already expect what kind of story The Invisible Man is going to tell. If anything, it sounds like it will be a more subtle horror film as compared to the more action-packed Hollow Man.

I have to say, it's kind of a relief that Universal had decided to drop their Dark Universe idea. I mean, it was obviously some kind of imitation of what Marvel Studios did with Avengers, but it just doesn't make too much sense for all these monsters to team-up together. If anything, they could have just made some films and built it up to a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie—that is, if they can get the rights for it.

Shooting for The Invisible Man was said to have started last month, and we should expect production to wrap soon. The Invisible Man is set for a release on Feb. 28, 2020.

See Also: Haunting Of Hill House Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Is The New Invisible Man

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