Netflix Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’ From Universal

Universal dropped the film starring Lizzy Caplan and Michael Peña from its release schedule two months ago

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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.