By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Ben Young (pictured) made a remarkable directorial debut with last year’s HOUNDS OF LOVE, and his follow-up feature has gone the CLOVERFIELD PARADOX route from major-studio release to Netflix premiere title.
Variety reports that Young’s EXTINCTION, previously set for a theatrical opening last month by Universal Pictures, has been picked up by Netflix for streaming release later in 2018. Scripted by Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) from an earlier screenplay by Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane, EXTINCTION stars Michael Pena as a man who is plagued by bad dream about losing his family, and then faces a waking nightmare when he must protect his wife (Lizzy Caplan) and children from an invading force intent on destroying Earth. The cast also includes Israel Broussard (HAPPY DEATH DAY), Emma Booth from HOUNDS, Mike Colter, Tom Riley, Lilly Aspell and Lex Shrapnel.