News & Opinion | July 13, 2018 10:19 am

“Extinction” Trailer Pulls From the Best of Science Fiction

Netflix is making catastrophic alien invasions look brand-new.

"Extinction" poster (Netflix)
"Extinction" poster (Netflix)

Netflix released the first trailer for “Extinction” and it’ll have you second-guessing the last nightmare you had.

Michael Peña portrays a father plagued by dreams of a catastrophic alien invasion, which he’s convinced is the blueprint for an actual war about to happen. (Spoiler alert: It is.) If you think you’ve seen this movie, though, you’re wrong — Netflix’s take on this well-trodden trope looks unique in an Edge of Tomorrow or Take Shelter kind of way.

Take a look at the trailer below and decide for yourself. You can stream it starting July 27.