With Blumhouse teaming up with Universal to bring their timeless horror characters back to the big screen, they're kicking things off with Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man, and ahead of its release in February, the film's first official images have been revealed.
Unveiled by Entertainment Weekly, you can view the new images from The Invisible Man below, which offer a glimpse at Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) being tormented by the title character that no one can see, but who very well could be her manipulative and violent ex, (played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen).
In addition to Moss and Jackson-Cohen, The Invisible Man also stars Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid. A Blumhouse production, The Invisible Man is slated for a February 28th release from Universal.
Here's what Whannell told EW about his creative approach to the iconic Universal character:
“I wanted to kind of get away from that and make something that was really modern, really grounded, or as grounded as you can be when you’re dealing with a film called The Invisible Man. Just something that was really tense and scary in a way The Invisible Man hasn’t been before."
The Invisible Man character was created by legendary author H.G. Wells in his 1897 novella, The Invisible Man. In the novella, a scientist named Griffin engages in criminal activities after performing an irreversible experiment on himself that causes his body to become unseen by the human eye.
The Invisible Man has been adapted for film and television numerous times, beginning with Universal Pictures' 1933 film starring Claude Rains. Universal Pictures followed up their first film with various sequels and other adaptations, including the Vincent Price-starring The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman, Invisible Agent, The Invisible Man's Revenge, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Invisible Man, and visit EW to read Whannell's comments on his latest film.
Images from EW: