It was a mere three years ago we first reported that SPECTRAL had been picked up by Legendary Pictures for development and today we’ve got further news of casting and a little more on this New York-based ghost thriller!
With the GHOSTBUSTERS 30th Anniversary in full swing, it’s the perfect time for this announcement that’s described as a ‘grittier’ ghost-busting tale and ‘a supernatural BLACK HAWN DOWN‘ that’s been taken on by first-time feature director Nic Matthieu.
Max Martini of PACIFIC RIM, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS fame is the second big name to be added, after James Badge Dale was already confirmed. The screenplay was by Ian Fried, with the script was by George Nolfi (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) and now a rewrite by John Gatins.
We’re guessing that this is going to be exactly as they describe, with a possible mix of found-footage and war-style photography but – then again – I could be wrong. More news as we get it for SPECTRAL.
imdb synopsis: A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New York City.