James McAvoy is reportedly circling the sci-fi thriller/action feature “Extinction” for Good Universe and Mandeville Films.
The story follows a man haunted by nightmares in which his wife is assaulted. He becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by an army bent on destruction.
McAvoy would play a father and chief mechanic at a factory who realizes that he is the first robot to feel human emotion, which empowers him to lead a revolution.
Brad Caleb Kane, Spenser Cohen and Eric Heisserer worked on the script while David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing with a director currently being sought.