After their failures to launch a Marvel-style franchise with their classic movie monsters, Universal is focusing just on the pure horror aspect of things with The Invisible Man.
If we’re being a hundred percent honest, then this trailer takes that horror to new and disturbing levels.
Elisabeth Moss stars as Cecilia Kass, who trapped in a violent and controlling relationship with her wealthy scientist boyfriend Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Fleeing in the dead of night, Cecilia carves a new life in hiding with help from her sister (Harriet Dyer), her childhood friend (Aldis Hodge), and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
When Adrian apparently dies and leaves her a huge portion of money, she suspects that he has other plans in the works. Add in the eerie and disturbing coincidences that continue to happen around her? It has Cecilia convinced that her boyfriend isn’t as dead as previously believed. As her sanity unravels, she desperately tries to prove that an invisible man is hunting her.
That whole concept is the most horrifying thing ever. It continues to horrify in the trailer, which writer-director Leigh Whannell, seems very proud of.
“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!”
This feels like the direction the former Dark Universe should have gone in from the start.
The Invisible Man will be released on Feb. 28, 2020.