Writer-director Leigh Whannell takes one of Universal Studios classic monster franchises and transforms it into a mishmash of stalker movie and ghost story, in which Cecilia (Elizabeth Moss) is haunted by her evil ex, who recently committed suicide; the twist is that he faked his own death, so he’s not a ghost, just invisible. In a world filled with motion-sensitive alarms and heat-vision cameras, the difficulty in pulling this off should be obvious. (In the H.G. Wells novel The Invisible Man, the titular character noted that invisibility was good for killing people quickly, but extended bouts of stalking failed because people inevitably heard him breathing. And of course, dogs recognized his presence by smell.)
Jason Blum and Kylie du Fresne produced The Invisible Man. The film is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures, which will release the film in theatres on February 28, 2020.