'Odd Thomas' to be filmed in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Fusion Films plans to begin work on the feature film "Odd Thomas" in New Mexico later this year.

State economic development officials say production in Santa Fe and Albuquerque is slated to begin in early May and last through July 15.

Based on a novel by Dean Koontz, "Odd Thomas" tells the story of a short-order cook with mystical abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces. He will have to save his friends, his town and the girl he loves to uncover the truth.

The cast includes Anton Yelchin, who starred in "Star Trek" and "Charlie Bartlett."

The production will employ between 75 and 100 New Mexico crew members and more than 15 principal and background talent.