Laurence Fishburne co-stars alongside Brenton Thwaites in Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller The Signal.
The story centers on 3 college freshmen who become targets of a rival computer hacker, and who are lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare…
Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet round out the cast.
Principal photography took place last summer in New Mexico, with Automatic and Low Spark producing.
Focus Features acquired USA distribution rights for the film, and will release it this June.
This project comes on the heels of Image Entertainment’s release to another sci-fi thriller starring Fisburne, titled The Colony.
The $16 million Canadian production is directed by Jeff Renfroe, from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Tarr, Pacal Trottier and Svet Rouskov, centers on a group of underground survivors fighting to survive after the next Ice Age, fending off an invasion of feral cannibals.
A first trailer for The Signal has surfaced and can be watched below. Underneath you’ll find a video clip that’s part of an online viral campaign for the film, with the tagline “R U Agitated.” Visit RUAGITATED.COM and enter the code: 220.127.116.11 afterward: