Spectral is an American military science fiction 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 was released on December 9, 2016 on Netflix.
In a war torn city, a lone Delta Force operative is instantly killed by a mysterious figure invisible to the naked eye.
In Virginia, DARPA researcher Dr. Mark Clyne is informed by his supervisor that he is to be flown to Moldova, where the US military is currently deployed in the ongoing Moldovan War, as his expertise is required regarding a line of hyperspectral imaging goggles of his design that have been issued to troops there.
After arriving at a US Military Air Base on the outskirts of Chișinău, he meets with General Orland, the leader of US troops in the region and CIA officer Fran Madison, who runs the Delta Force missions alongside the military. He is shown several pieces of footage captured by the goggles worn by troops in the field, each showing a mysterious translucent apparition that is humanoid in form, and is able to kill almost instantly. Knowing it is something other than interference, Orland wants Clyne’s expert opinion before forwarding the findings and footage to his superiors back in the United States. Conversely, Madison believes the sightings to be members of the insurgency (former soldiers loyal to the previous totalitarian regime) wearing an advanced form of active camouflage, and has orders from her superiors in Washington, DC to retrieve a sample.
In order to get a clearer shot of the anomalies and determine what they are, both Clyne and Madison are sent into the field with a team of Delta Force operators, who are being sent to find Utah team, who went missing the day before. In order to capture a better image of the apparitions, Clyne mounts a large version of the hyper spectral camera onto one of the armoured personnel carriers. Upon arriving at the location and discovering all of Utah team has been killed, they are ambushed by the apparitions, who, being impervious to small arms fire and even explosives, are able to inflict heavy casualties on the group before they retreat. When their vehicles are rendered inoperable by landmines, the group takes cover in an abandoned factory, where they find two civilian children barricaded. The apparitions attempt to follow them, but are unable to enter the factory due to a barrier of iron shavings that surrounds the entire complex. Clyne is able to modify the hyper spectral camera, turning into a large searchlight enabling the group to see the apparitions without the need for goggles.
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