Universal has just pulled Extinction, its new science fiction film set to premiere on January 26, 2018, from its release schedule. The film, starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, and Mike Colter, is about a father suffering from a recurring dream about his family’s destruction while the planet is invaded.
Despite the film initially set to be released in two months, no promotional materials have been released to promote the film. It was produced by Good Universe (Neighbors, The Disaster Artist) and Mandeville Films (Wonder, Warm Bodies), and would have marked Mandeville Films’ first production distributed under Universal Pictures.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Ben Young said that, “It’s like nothing I’d ever read before. It’s about a guy trying to redeem himself within his family in the midst of an alien invasion.”
As for whether the film will be pushed back or has been pulled indefinitely is unclear. Neither Universal Pictures nor Ben Young have commented on the film’s pulled release.