Netflix Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’ From Universal Pictures

Netflix has secured worldwide distribution rights to Extinction, bringing the Good Universe/ Mandeville Films sci-fi thriller back to life after Universal Pictures had pulled the pic from its initial January 26 release date.
Directed by Ben Young (Hounds Of Love), the pic star Michael Peña as a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their…

Netflix has secured worldwide distribution rights to Extinction, bringing the Good Universe/ Mandeville Films sci-fi thriller back to life after Universal Pictures had pulled the pic from its initial January 26 release date. Directed by Ben Young (Hounds Of Love), the pic star Michael Peña as a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their…

Netflix gobbles up yet another sci-fi studio leftover

Fresh off taking a warmed-over Cloverfield “sequel” and polishing it into the marketing triumph of this year’s Super Bowl, Netflix has scooped up another discarded sci-fi project for its ever-growing roster of original films. This time, the leftover in question is Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan’s alien-fighting…

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Fresh off taking a warmed-over Cloverfield “sequel” and polishing it into the marketing triumph of this year’s Super Bowl, Netflix has scooped up another discarded sci-fi project for its ever-growing roster of original films. This time, the leftover in question is Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan’s alien-fighting…

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Netflix Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’ From Universal

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the sci-fi thriller “Extinction,” starring Lizzy Caplan and Michael Peña, from Universal.

Universal pulled the film off its schedule two months ago. Netflix recently did something similar when it acquired “The Cloverfield Paradox.” After bumping around on Paramount’s release schedule, Netflix took over the rights to stream it on its platform.

“Extinction” was produced by Good Universe and Mandeville Films. Ben Young directed the movie that was produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman.

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Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, Erica Tremblay and Lex Shrapnel also star. Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane wrote the screenplay.

The story follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family — and this nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a destructive force.

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“Extinction” will hit Netflix in 2018.

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Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the sci-fi thriller “Extinction,” starring Lizzy Caplan and Michael Peña, from Universal.

Universal pulled the film off its schedule two months ago. Netflix recently did something similar when it acquired “The Cloverfield Paradox.” After bumping around on Paramount’s release schedule, Netflix took over the rights to stream it on its platform.

“Extinction” was produced by Good Universe and Mandeville Films. Ben Young directed the movie that was produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman.

Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, Erica Tremblay and Lex Shrapnel also star. Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane wrote the screenplay.

The story follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family — and this nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a destructive force.

“Extinction” will hit Netflix in 2018.

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Netflix Buys Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Thriller ‘Extinction’ From Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

In the latest Hollywood rights deal for Netflix, the streaming service has acquired worldwide rights for the sci-fi thriller “Extinction” from Universal — two months after Universal pulled it off its schedule. Netflix plans to release “Extinction” later this year. The company confirmed the move to Variety on Thursday, four days after it began streaming […]

In the latest Hollywood rights deal for Netflix, the streaming service has acquired worldwide rights for the sci-fi thriller “Extinction” from Universal — two months after Universal pulled it off its schedule. Netflix plans to release “Extinction” later this year. The company confirmed the move to Variety on Thursday, four days after it began streaming […]

Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule

Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller  “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let the studio “explore other options,” sources said. The film stars  Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) as a husband and wife. His character has a recurring nightmare of […]

Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller  “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let the studio “explore other options,” sources said. The film stars  Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) as a husband and wife. His character has a recurring nightmare of […]

Universal pulls Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan’s sci-fi movie Extinction from schedule

For the second time in a little more than a year, a movie studio has abruptly dropped a Michael Peña movie. Last time it was The Bringing, a movie that seemed kind of exploitative and never actually got filmed. Now it’s Extinction, which presumably did get filmed and was even set to come out on January 26, 2018, but…

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For the second time in a little more than a year, a movie studio has abruptly dropped a Michael Peña movie. Last time it was The Bringing, a movie that seemed kind of exploitative and never actually got filmed. Now it’s Extinction, which presumably did get filmed and was even set to come out on January 26, 2018, but…

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

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.

Also Read: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Pena Thriller ‘Extinction’ Scores 2018 Release

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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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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