Special Ops soldiers do battle with ghosts in first trailer for Netflix sci-fi movie Spectral

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Dec 2, 2016, 6:24 PM EST

Netflix has released the first trailer for Legendary Pictures’ upcoming sci-fi action movie Spectral. The film is directed by Nic Mathieu from a screenplay written by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Adjustment Bureau) based on a story by Ian Fried (Singularity) and Mathieu.

Although Mathieu is a relative unknown (it’s actually his first movie), the fact that Nolfi wrote the script gives Spectral some solid geek cred. The storyline centers on a group of badass Special Ops soldiers led by the always awesome James Badge Dale (The Pacific, Iron Man 3, 13 Hours) engaged in a fight against some otherworldly ghost thingies in a European city (it was filmed in Budapest). What’s not to like? That and the fact that the trailer below actually looks really, really good.

Spectral also stars Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), Max Martini (13 Hours, Pacific Rim), Clayne Crawford (Lethal Weapon) and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) and boasts some impressive special effects by Weta Digital (The Lord of the Rings, anyone?), with the soldier’s weapons designed by Weta Workshop. They even tapped Junkie XL (Batman v Superman, Deadpool) to score the movie. Which is a score for the Netflix original movie and yes, it's a very bad pun. It's the weekend, you guys. 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.

Spectral will land in theaters and on Netflix (much like Beasts of No Nations) on Dec. 9.

(via Coming Soon)