Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall), Hollow Man stars Kevin Bacon as gifted scientist Sebastian Caine, who develops a serum that induces invisibility. The arrogant but charismatic scientist heads a top-secret U.S. government research project. When the formula works successfully on animals, Caine disobeys Pentagon orders and experiments on himself. Unfortunately, the gamble goes terribly wrong when the procedure cannot be reversed. Caine, the "hollow man," and his lieutenants, Linda McCay (Elisabeth Shue) and Matthew Kensington (Josh Brolin), frantically try to counteract the effect. But the invisible Caine becomes intoxicated with his newfound power. The laboratory becomes a house divided, as the scientists realize their suddenly omnipotent leader perceives them as a threat to his very existence.