Extinction – USA, 2018

‘We were not here first’

Extinction is a 2018 science fiction thriller directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love) from a screenplay by Brad Caleb Kane and Spenser Cohen. Eric Heisserer (Arrival) also worked on the script.

The movie stars Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, and Lex Shrapnel.

A working-class father of the future faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force. When his unwanted nightmares begin to affect his relationship with his family, he soon realises they may be the key to a horrible reality, as a relentless alien attack begins to destroy the Earth. As the invaders’ assault progresses, he is forced to find both the strength to protect his family and an understanding of who he truly is…

Originally slated for a January 2018 release by Universal, the movie was subsequently acquired for an  exclusive release by streaming channel Netflix on July 27, 2018.

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This film should not be confused with the 2014 British film of the same name about prehistoric predators.

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