News 25.11.19

SYDNEY ON SCREEN AGAIN AS THE INVISIBLE MAN TRAILER DEBUTS



The first trailer for The Invisible Man, which was filmed in Sydney, has debuted, showcasing a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Produced by current-day horror genre master, Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions), The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.

Elizabeth Moss in The Invisible Man

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Emmy winner Elisabeth 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.

Elizabeth Moss in The Invisible Man

Screen NSW provided Goalpost Pictures and Blumhouse Productions with an incentive from the Made in NSW International Footloose Production Fund. It filmed in Sydney during August-September 2019 and post production for the film is currently underway in Sydney.

Other Ausfilm members involved in the production include:

  • Cutting Edge worked with director Leigh Whannell in pre-production to design and plan the film’s VFX requirements, then supervised and implemented them throughout the shoot. The company is now creating and delivering the visual effects in post-production for the trailer and final film.
  • Spectrum Films provided Data Management, Avid Editorial and Screening Room facilities throughout Production at Fox Studios Australia.
  • Fox Studios Australia supplied production office space, workshop space and rehearsal space for the film’s stunts team, who also filmed scenes in Stage 2.
  • Fox Lighting supplied a selection of lights including Arri Skypanels, Kino Celebs, Fresnels and Crank Stands, plus cables and distribution boards.