Some cool news for genre fans coming out of the Cannes Film Festival today. THR reports that X-Men: Apocalypse actor Lucas Till has signed on to play the lead in a new sci-fi flick called Spectrum, which will be helmed by Into the Storm writer John Swetnam.
The actor will step into the role of Connor, the son of a renowned scientist who finds himself mixed him in his father’s work, which involved proving the existence of ghosts.
For more, check out the official plot summary below.
Connor is the son of a renowned scientist whose final experiment went terribly wrong. Along with a group of colleagues, he discover he the secret high-tech laboratory where his father’s experiments — which proved the existence of ghosts — took place. They then find themselves battling a vengeful force like no other.
Till will also produce Spectrum along with with Swetnam via his Mad Horse Films and VFX producer Sean Cushing of Cantina Creative.
Here’s what the director had to say about working with the young X-Men star in a statement released earlier today:
I couldn’t be happier to be working with Lucas. He conveys a real intelligence and intensity, while also being very likable, which makes him perfect for the role. I think when people see him in this project they’re going to be blown away.
Spectrum doesn’t currently have a release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any further developments surrounding the project as they arise.