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Extinction starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan pulled from release

Darn. I was really looking forward to checking out Universal's upcoming alien invasion thriller EXTINCTION. Not only does the film star Michale Pena, Lizzy Caplan and Emily Booth, but the film is directed by Ben Young who helmed the stellar HOUNDS OF LOVE.

But it seems like we are all going to have to wait a bit longer to see the movie as Universal has pulled EXTINCTION from it January 26th, 2018 release date. Evidently, the change will allow the studio to “explore other options.”

No further reasons were given for Universal pulling the film's release a mere two months before it was set to hit. Also, there isn't currently a plan for when the film will see release. But we'll keep you up to date.

I made the joke elsewhere, but still, I think it's relevant that the movie should just be picked up by Paramount and released as a CLOVERFIELD sequel called CLOVERFIELD: EXTINCTION.

Like a prequel to Lizzy Caplan's story. Actually, I don't know if I'm joking...

Were you excited to see Ben Young's EXTINCTION starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the new comments section below or on social media!

EXTINCTION synopsis:

A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

EXTINCTION is directed by Ben Young from a script by Eric Heisserer, Spenser Cohen, and Brad Kane. The film stars Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell and Emma Booth.

EXTINCTION (was) set to hit theaters January 26, 2018.

You can always buy CLOVERFIELD on Blu-ray HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Lizzy Caplan is going to be a megastar one day. Called it.
Source: Variety

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