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At the Core of the ‘Hollow Man’
You know a film is sailing in uncharted waters when the director slides back in his chair, brushes his hair back with both hands, and says without a trace of contradiction that the underpinning of his latest bloody and violent sci-fi horror picture is rooted in the words of the Greek philosopher Plato. Bear in mind that in his film a mouse gets picked up and chomped to bits; a dog is slammed to its death against the side of a cage; a woman struggles with a rapist inside her Washington, D. Imagine for a moment, the director says, that a man suddenly becomes invisible, enabling him to venture out into society and get away with anything he wants without fear of ever being caught? What possible evil could this man be capable of? In the Columbia Pictures film, which opens Friday, Bacon plays a highly gifted scientist named Sebastian Caine, who, while working on a top-secret U.
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Wells ' novel The Invisible Man. Bacon portrays the titular character, a scientist who volunteers to be the first human test subject for an invisibility serum. When his fellow scientists are unable to restore him back to normal, he eventually becomes violently insane and goes on a killing spree. A direct-to-video stand-alone sequel called Hollow Man 2 , starring Christian Slater and Peter Facinelli , was released in Arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine Bacon has developed a serum for the military that can make a subject invisible. His team, which includes ex-girlfriend Linda McKay Shue and Matt Kensington Brolin , eventually enable the serum to work on a female gorilla and restore the animal to visibility.
Bacon portrays the title character, a scientist who renders himself invisible, only to go on a killing spree after going violently insane, a story inspired by H. Wells' novel The Invisible Man. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects in , but lost to Gladiator film. This film article is a stub. You can help Wikiquote by expanding it. Dialogue [ edit ] Dr. Kramer : I'm going to call out the scientific council.
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