Universal Pulls “Extinction” From Schedule

Universal Pictures has reportedly pulled its sci-fi thriller “Extinction” from its upcoming release schedule two months before release. The project, starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan, was previously set to open on January 26th.

Eric Heisserer, Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane penned the thriller about a man who must save and redeem himself in the eyes of his family during the midst of an alien invasion.

Ben Young, the director behind the controversial but well-reviewed Australian 1980s-set abduction drama “Hounds of Love” from earlier this year, helmed the film which was shot in Serbia in May.

No promotional materials of any kind for the film have been released as yet and no reason was given for the pulling of the film from the slate.

The January 26th date now only has the trilogy capper “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” and the Matthew McConaughey drug drama “White Boy Rick” slated to open.

Source: Heat Vision