Elisabeth Moss was last seen on the big screen being tormented by some of the creepiest ghouls in horror, in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’, but it seems that the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ star likes being spooked. She’s back in Universal Pictures’ ‘The Invisible Man’, a remake of the classic 1933 thriller.
We just got our first looks at Moss in the role of Cecilia Kass, with three still photos. Now Universal has dropped the first trailer, which gives a better idea of what to expect. Like ‘Us’, ‘The Invisible Man’ is heavy on the psychological side of terror, as Cecilia appears to be stalked by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), who appears (or doesn’t… get it?!) to have figured out how to turn himself invisible. And while he passes unnoticed by everyone else, he drops little clues to ensure that Cecilia knows he’s there and that no one will believe her when she tries to tell them.
Check out the new trailer below:
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Leigh Whannell (‘Insidious’, ‘Saw’) detailed the unique process of filming a movie with an entirely unseen antagonist.
“The interesting thing was that I was constantly shooting these empty rooms, and empty corridors, and there’s something a bit uncinematic about that. I mean, when you make a movie, the idea is that you put people in the frame — you put something in the frame. When you’re shooting nothing, it goes against the grain of every cinematic instinct you have!”
Cecilia 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 dies by suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, she 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’ will come into focus in theaters on February 28, 2020.