Invisible Man reboot flips the script to tell a tale of abuse

Actress Elisabeth Moss, who has made her name playing strong feminist characters, at the premiere of The Invisible Man.
Actress Elisabeth Moss, who has made her name playing strong feminist characters, at the premiere of The Invisible Man. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A new film based on the sciencefiction classic The Invisible Man flips the story on its head by taking the perspective of one of his victims: a woman terrorised by her boyfriend who has used optical technology to make himself invisible as he stalks her.

Opening in Singapore today, it is written and directed by Leigh Whannell, who created the Saw horror films (2004 to present) with James Wan, and stars Elisabeth Moss, the Emmy-winning actress from the drama series Mad Men (2007 to 2015) and The Handmaid's Tale (2017 to present).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2020, with the headline 'Invisible Man reboot flips the script to tell a tale of abuse'. Print Edition | Subscribe