Universal Bumps Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan’s ‘Extinction’ From Release Schedule

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Universal Pictures announced Friday that it was bumping “Extinction” from its release slate — just two months before the Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan sci-fi thriller was set to open in theaters.

Director Ben Young’s film had been slated to open on January 26, 2018 and the studio did not indicate why it was pulled the release or whether it would be proceeding with distribution at a later date.

Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “Crash”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) star as a husband and wife struggling to save their family from an alien invasion.

Young (“Hounds of Love”) directed from a script by Eric Heisserer, who earned an Oscar nomination for last year’s sci-fi-themed hit “Arrival” starring Amy Adams, as well as Spenser Cohen (upcoming “Moonfall”) and Bradley Caleb Kane (STARZ’s “Black Sails”).

“Extinction” is produced by Todd Lieberman & David Hoberman of Mandeville (“Beauty and the Beast”).

Mandeville’s Alexander Young executive produces, alongside Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Erin Westerman and Kelli Konop of Good Universe (“Don’t Breathe”).

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