Spectral (film)

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Directed by Nic Mathieu
Produced by Jon Jashni
Thomas Tull
Screenplay by Ian Fried
John Gatins
George Nolfi
Story by Ian Fried
Starring James Badge Dale
Max Martini
Emily Mortimer
Bruce Greenwood
Music by Junkie XL[1]
Cinematography Bojan Bazelli
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Country United States
Language English

Spectral is an upcoming American supernatural science fiction-thriller film directed by Nic Mathieu. The screenplay was written by Ian Fried, John Gatins, and George Nolfi from a screen story by Fried. The film stars James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood. The film will be released in 3D.


A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.[2]



During the summer of 2014, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures announced that commercials director Nic Mathieu would make his feature debut directing Fried's screenplay for the supernatural action movie Spectral which will star James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Bruce Greenwood and Emily Mortimer. Described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, Spectral centers on a Special Ops team dispatched to fight supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.[3][4][5][6]


The filming began on August 7, 2014.[7] Shooting started on August 28, 2014 in Budapest (Hungary).


On August 19, 2014, Universal Pictures announced to release the film on August 12, 2016, in 3D.[8] On June 13, 2016, the film was taken off the release schedule.[9]


  1. ^ "Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) Scoring ‘Spectral’". Film Music Reporter. 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Borys Kit (7 July 2014). "Emily Mortimer in Talks to Star in Legendary's 'Spectral'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  3. ^ "James Badge Dale In Talks To Topline ‘Spectral’". deadline.com. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Max Martini Joins Legendary’s ‘Spectral’ Thriller". deadline.com. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bruce Greenwood Joins James Badge Dale in Legendary's 'Spectral'". deadline.com. 18 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Emily Mortimer in Talks to Star in Legendary's 'Spectral'". hollywoodreporter.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "ON THE SET FOR 8/11/14: ‘JURASSIC WORLD’ WRAPS, ‘THE LAST FACE’ STARTS". studiosystemnews.com. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Universal & Legendary Date ‘Krampus,’ ‘Spectral'; Open Road Shifts ‘Nightcrawler’". deadline.com. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=spectral.htm

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