With an incredible debut, The invisible manstarring Elisabeth Moss, is succeeding in theaters worldwide. The film is an adaptation of a classic science fiction, written by HG Wells at the end of the 19th century.
The feature used a budget of just $ 7 million to be produced, but only on the weekend of release the film had already raised about $ 28.2 million in the United States and accumulated $ 52.6 million only at the domestic box office so far, in addition to $ 45.6 million box office in other countries, accumulating a total of about $ 100 million.
This recent success that the famous Universal experienced now can put them on a similar path to that of A.D, where they focus more on high-quality independent films, rather than huddling and forcing a universe on their audience. Whannell already brought up the idea of a Dracula, and the success of apparently opened the floodgates for more suspense films of this style, following in the footsteps of his most recent projects.
Directed and written by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade), the feature follows the story of Cecilia Kass (Moss), in The Invisible Man, when Cecilia’s former abusive man commits suicide, leaving his fortune, she suspects that his death was a farce. As a series of coincidences becomes lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being pursued by someone that no one can see.
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Reviews of The Invisible Man:
With devastating specificity and empathy for his heroine, Whannell transformed the invisible man archetype into an incredibly tense and suspenseful film, exploring the psychological horror of intimate partner abuse.
It’s not exactly what it sounds like, but it still features a phenomenal performance by Elisabeth Moss and further proof that Leigh Whannell has a stellar eye for highly creative and effective scares and actions.
A fun and edgy slice of psychological horror whose best moments are not its countless scares (although they are, in fact, extremely nervous), but the quietest and most existential.
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Elisabeth Moss is an acting event alone, a modern version of Bette Davis, and ‘The Invisible Man’ gives you the chance to embody all kinds of emotional extremes – terror, dread, madness, heartbroken sadness and murderous rage.