The Signal

Opens Friday, Jun 13, 2014 Synopsis: Three bright young students venture deep into the Nevada desert in search of a notorious hacker, and discover they have been drawn into an enigmatic plot with terrifying repercussions in this mind-bending sci-fi thriller. Intrigued by reports that a mysterious hacker named Nomad has breached MIT's advanced security system and exposed its flaws, freshmen Nic (Brenton Thwaites) and Jonah (Beau Knapp) hop in the car with Nick's girlfriend Hailey (Olivia Cooke), and attempt to track down the elusive computer genius. Eventually, the trail of clues leads the three students deep into the Nevada desert. There, they finally come face-to-face with Nomad just before everything goes black. Later, regaining consciousness in a high-security government facility, a confused Nic quickly finds that the worst is yet to come. Laurence Fishburne co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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