Universal Pictures has set the Extinction release date for January 26, 2018
Universal Pictures and Good Universe have today announced an Extinction release date. Extinction will hit the big screen January 26, 2018.
Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Crash) and Lizzy Caplan (Now You See Me 2, Allied) headline the sci-fi thriller in which a man must save his family from an otherworldly phenomenon. Directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the film is written by Eric Heisserer alongside Spenser Cohen (upcoming Moonfall) and Bradley Caleb Kane (STARZ’s Black Sails).
Extinction is also slated to star Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring)and will be produced by Todd Lieberman & David Hoberman of Mandeville (The Fighter, Beauty and the Beast). Mandeville’s Alexander Young will executive produce, alongside Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Erin Westerman and Kelli Konop of Good Universe (Don’t Breathe).
The Extinction release date sets the film as the first major release to claim that weekend. It arrives one week after both STX Entertainment‘s crime thriller Den of Thieves and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers. On the following week, Sony Pictures is set to release the horror thriller Cadaver.
Extinction will now kick off Universal’s 2018 slate with two much anticipated sequels set to arrive in February 2018. Fifty Shades Freed, the conclusion of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, arrives February 9, while Pacific Rim Uprising, helmed by Netflix‘s Daredevil season one show runner Steve S. DeKnight, opens on February 23, 2018.
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