Cannes: Lucas Till to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Spectrum’ (Exclusive)

10:30am PT by Rebecca Ford, Pamela McClintoc

John Swetnam, who penned 'Into the Storm,' will direct.
Lucas Till Jerod Harris/Getty Images
Lucas Till ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actor will star in sci-fi thriller Spectrum, which will be directed byInto the Storm writer John Swetnam.

Till will play Connor, the son of a renowned scientist whose final experiment went terribly wrong. Now, Connor and a group of colleagues discover 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.

Lex Edness wrote the script for Spectrum, which is slated to start shooting in September. Till will serve as a producer with Swetnam via his Mad Horse Films and VFX producer Sean Cushing of Cantina Creative. Tom Sullivan is executive producing. Alexandru Celea will oversee production for Mad Horse Films.

Los Angeles-based 13 Films is handling financing and selling international rights for the project in Cannes. Cushing’s VFX company Cantina Creative will provide visual effects for Spectrum.

“I couldn’t be happier to be working with Lucas,” Swetnam said in a statement. “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.”

Till plays Havok in Bryan Singer’s X-Men franchise, which also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. He’ll next be seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theaters May 27. Till also is set to star in the upcoming Monster Trucks, slated for release in 2017. He is repped by APA and manager Tom Sullivan.

Swetnam also wrote the script for the 2014 dance franchise film Step Up All In, and he wrote, produced and directed Breaking Through, which explores the modern world of dance. He is repped by Paradigm.