Netflix has acquired Spectral, the Legendary Pictures-produced action sci-fi film that was pulled from its August release this summer, Deadline is reporting..
Directed by Nic Mathieu and starring James Badge Dale (World War Z), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), and Bruce Greenwood (Super 8), the film follows “a special ops team who battle supernatural entities taking over a European city.”
The film is being likened to Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Ghostbusters, only with ghosts and supernatural entities. In it, 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 civilians deaths.
Spectral is based on a story by Ian Fried and Mathieu, and it was scripted by George Nolfi. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Jillian Share produced it. The film was shot primarily on location in various war-torn 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.