Legendary’s Spectral to get a Netflix release
Netflix (via Deadline) has announced that they have acquired Legendary Pictures‘ sci-fi/action film Spectral and will give it a global release on December 9. The film stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood.
Here’s the synopsis: The film follows a brilliant DARPA scientist who goes on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a war-torn city where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilians deaths.
Shot primarily on location in Budapest, Hungary, Spectral boasts futuristic weapons by Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop as well as visual effects by Weta Digital. Junkie XL (Batman v Superman, Deadpool) provided the score.
Nic Mathieu makes his directorial debut on the film, which is based on a story by Ian Fried and Mathieu, with a final screenplay by George Nolfi. It was produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Jillian Share.
Universal Pictures was originally set to release the film to theaters on August 12, 2016 before it was removed from their schedule.