Universal released a new The Invisible Man spot during the Super Bowl last night. Leigh Whannell’s remake follows a woman (Elisabeth Moss) running from an abusive relationship where her ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) fakes his death and proceeds to terrorize her with a newfound power of invisibility.
I wouldn’t be surprised if The Invisible Man ends up being a pretty big hit for Blumhouse and Universal. The premise is easy to understand, horror still performs at the box office, and all the marketing has made the film look incredibly scary. Personally, I love the subtext Whannell is aiming for about how domestic abuse takes place out of sight so people blame the woman for “being crazy.” It’s a sharp commentary, and I’m eager to see how it plays out in the movie.
Check out The Invisible Man Super Bowl spot below. The film opens February 28th and also stars Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Invisible Man:
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.