Michael Peña & Lizzy Caplan in First Trailer for Sci-Fi Film 'Extinction'
"I think these dreams are the future." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a sci-fi action thriller titled Extinction, the latest film from Australian filmmaker Ben Young (Hounds of Love). This feature story involves an alien invasion that arrives after a father starts having nightmares predicting their attack. He learns more about himself as he takes his family and tries to survive. Michael Peña stars in this, along with Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Israel Broussard, Emma Booth, Tom Riley, Lilly Aspell, Erica Tremblay, and Amelia Crouch. This looks crazy cool, holy hell, where did it come from? Netflix loves to surprise us with something big out of nowhere. I'm digging the visuals in this, but I'm not sure if the story is trying too much at once. We'll find out very soon - the film is available at the end of the month. Check it out.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Ben Young's Extinction, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
A working class father (Peña) 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 realizes 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. Extinction is directed by Australian filmmaker Ben Young, of the acclaimed film Hounds of Love previously. The screenplay is written by Spenser Cohen. Netflix will premiere Ben Young's Extinction streaming exclusively starting on July 27th later this month. First impression? Who wants to watch this?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I don't really see Peña as a leading man, but I might check this out since it's on Netflix.
Efterklang on Jul 11, 2018
End of the days with Lizzy Caplan? Yes please. But of course, nothing else should be taken seriously here ...
shiboleth on Jul 11, 2018
Oh yeah, she was gracious and delicious in Masters of Sex, very much so. I guess she has to go on and choose the best next thing possible. You know it better than I do since you always say that film business is a hard gig. She probably feels and knows that too. As for this one, as you might put it, let's wait for the cable and our mood to see if we are interested ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jul 12, 2018
Trailer was a bit too long but I think this could be worth a watch.
Payne by name on Jul 12, 2018
NICE. Reads almost like an early-Shyamalan film.
DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2018
Looks like a more intelligent and suspenseful version of "Battle: LA".
JohnDoeB on Jul 13, 2018
those Imperial Probe Droids really stepped up their fucking game!
ElBischoff on Jul 13, 2018
This looks semi-decent. Nice to see Pena in a leading role and a dramatic one at that.
THE_RAW_ on Jul 13, 2018
Don't know if anyone will come back to this but just watched this and I have to say that I was impressed. Feels a little flat at the beginning but then it makes a real change, which steps it up in my mind and gave it something unique that makes it linger in the mind.
Payne by name on Jul 28, 2018
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