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Universal Pulls Michael Pena's Sci-Fi Movie Extinction From Schedule

You're going to have to wait a little bit longer to see Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan fight off aliens. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has pulled their upcoming sci-fi flick Extinction, originally set for a Jan. 26, 2018 release, from their schedule without explanation.

Extinction follows the married couple of Peter (Pena) and Alice (Caplan). Peter has been having recurring dreams about losing his family, and his worst fears become reality when Earth is invaded by an alien force looking to destroy the planet. Peter finds an unknown strength as he fights to keep his family safe.

Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Lex Shrapnel, Israel Broussard, Nikola Kent, Amelia Crouch, and Erica Tremblay also star in the film, which was directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love) based on a script from Spenser Cohen (Macklemore's Big Surprise), Eric Heisserer (Arrival), and Brad Kane (Black Sails). 

Universal did not give a reason for pulling the film, and there is no word yet on when it could be rescheduled for. However, viewers still have plenty of films to look forward to in 2018. January of that year will see Taraji P. Henson's thriller Proud Mary, Liam Neeson's action flick The Commuter, Chris Hemsworth's war drama 12 Strong, the trilogy capper Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and the Matthew McConaughey drama White Boy Rick hitting theaters.