Netflix is the shining star of procuring content in the world of streaming now. They have now finalized a deal that gives them the Michael Pena starrer Extinction, a supernatural, sci-fi thriller. The film has Michael as a father who’s suffering nightmares about his family being killed off and it all comes true when an invasion threatens to wipe out his family. Pena now must meet forces with a something supernatural to save him and his family.
Extinction was supposed to release January 26 this year but was pulled from the schedule. With Universal not offering an explanation, the film could have been in release hell for any number of years. The star cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, Lex Sharpnel, Erica Tremblay, Amelia Crouch and Nikola Kent.
Now Netflix has acquired the film over the weekend, paving the way for a streaming release. This is the second film that Netflix has salvaged from going to the cans, after Annihilation, which Netflix will handle outside North America. Before this, Netflix released the big-ticket Bright, starring Will Smith, which opened to mixed reviews, but was nevertheless a win for the Big N.