This one is probably not part of the Cloverfield Universe, for what it’s worth.
Netflix is on a buying spree as Variety is reporting today they’ve plunked down the cash and purchased Ben Young’s Extinction from Universal, a sci-fi thriller the studio had originally planned on releasing in theaters *last* month; back in November, Universal Pictures completely removed the film from their slate.
The streaming service will premiere it later in the year.
Extinction, starring Michael Peña (Ant-Man) and Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), 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.
Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, and Lex Shrapnel also star
Good Universe and Mandeville Films produced. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producers with Alexander Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake exec producing.