Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
Still from "The Signal" (2014), directed by William Eubank ©Focus Features

Still from “The Signal” (2014), directed by William Eubank
©Focus Features

(Relaxnews) – Is “The Signal” going to be this summer’s surprise hit? Focus Features appears to think so, giving it a June 13 debut in North America.

The sci-fi thriller and Sundance Festival favorite spreads with further releases to follow on June 20 and June 27, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A tale of three college students on a US road trip, one that ends up putting them on the trail of a dangerous hacker, “The Signal” is sandwiched between theatrical debuts for big money sci-fi adventures “Edge of Tomorrow” (June 6) and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (June 27).

Sure, “The Signal” might be punching above its weight in terms of budget — William Eubank’s sub-$4m project squares up to the mainstream might of Tom Cruise and Michael Bay.

But it’s got good underground hype thanks to that Sundance premiere and Laurence Fishburne underpinning a cast that includes Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”), Lin Shaye (“Insidious”), Olivia Cooke (“Bates Motel”) and Sarah Clarke (“The Twilight Saga”).

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