Netflix Lands Legendary Sci-Fi Action Film ‘Spectral’

Mike Fleming Jr
Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired Spectral, the Legendary Pictures-produced action sci-fi film that stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood. Nic Mathieu directed it. Netflix has set it for a December 9 global release. A brilliant DARPA scientist embarks on a deadly mission with a Special Ops team of Delta Force soldiers into a battle-scarred, war-torn city, where mysterious phantom aggressors code-named Spectral have been causing inexplicable civilian deaths.

The film is based on a story by Ian Fried and Mathieu, and it was scripted by George Nolfi. Jillian Share produced it. The film was shot primarily on location in various streets and buildings in Budapest, Hungary, relying extensively on practical effects and locations for an authentic, gritty atmosphere firmly planted in reality. The film has a score by Junkie XL (Batman V Superman and Deadpool). The futuristic weapons were produced by Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and the VFX was done by Weta Digital, overseen by Oscar winners Joe Letteri and Erik Winquist.

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