One of the first conversations production designer Alex Holmes had with “The Invisible Man” director Leigh Whannell was about grounding the film in reality and treating it like a psychological thriller, rather than a horror or science-fiction movie.
“I felt that any horror and gothic genre tropes didn’t feel right. The audience had to believe in the technology for it to land,” Holmes explains.
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He designed the invisibility suit as a wet suit looking outfit with cameras all over it in a hexagonal design. “It was what everyone responded to,” he says.
He did his homework researching invisibility technology and learning how objects become invisible by going to the University of Sydney and speaking to professors there. “I had long chats with Jim Rabeau, a physics professor. He was a great help. He said, ‘In theory, invisibility is