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Emma Booth joins Pena & Caplan for Extinction alien sci-fi thriller

What would you do if one day you woke up and the world was being invaded by aliens? Would you round up your nearest and dearest and head for the hills? Or, would you go to the closest department store and stock up on weapons and rations in an effort to ride out the oncoming storm of laser beams, anal probes, and mind melds? I honestly don't know what my reaction would be. I mean, how much would you really be able to accomplish if suddenly the ground was on fire and whole neighborhoods of people were being systematically beamed up and prepped for dissection? It's something to think about for sure, because hey, you never know, right?

Today, we've gotten world that Australian actress Emma Booth (GODS OF EGYPT, GLITCH) will be re-teaming with her HOUNDS OF LOVE director Ben Young for Universal's sci-fi alien invasion thriller EXTINCTION. Booth will join actors Michael Pena Peña and Lizzy Caplan in a film that follows 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 lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep his family safe from harm. Producing the film under the Good Universe and Mandeville Films banner are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, with  Alexander Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake acting as the film's executive producers.

EXTINCTION is expected to land in theaters on January 26, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: There are numerous sections of the human genome whose function is unclear. It could be that some of these genes might have some value if transplanted into an extraterrestrial species.

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