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Extinction Starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan Pulled from Release Slate

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Eight months ago we told you guys that the new sci-fi horror flick Extinction starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan was going to be hitting on January 26, 2018. Today we have news via Variety that the film has been pulled from that release date by Universal.

Universal hasn’t given a reason for pulling the film, but sources say moving the date will allow the studio to “explore other options.” Whatever that means.

I was looking forward to checking out the film myself. I’m a pretty big fan of Michael Pena and a major fan of Lizzy Caplan. Oh, well. Too bad the film wasn’t owned by Paramount or they could just call it Cloverfield: Extinction and – boom – the film’s a hit opening weekend.

Oh, well. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

Extinction is directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love) from a script by Eric Heisserer, Spenser Cohen, and Bradley Caleb Kane. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman produce. Mandeville’s Alexander Young executive produces alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Anna Halberg serves as co-producer.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce oversaw production for Universal. Erin Westerman oversaw on behalf of Good Universe.

Synopsis:
A father’s (Pena) recurring nightmare of losing his family becomes a real threat as the planet is invaded by aliens.

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