‘Luke Cage’ Star Mike Colter Joins Universal’s ‘Extinction’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.”

It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion.

Ben Young will direct. Eric Heisserer — who was most recently nominated for an Oscar for his script on “Arrival” — will write the screenplay with Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane.

The pic bows on Jan. 26, 2018.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who backed the highly-anticipated live action “Beauty and the Beast,” will produce. Mandeville’s Alexander Young will executive produce, alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Anna Halberg will serve as co-producer.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal. Erin Westerman will oversee on behalf of Good Universe.

Besides “Luke Cage,” Colter can be seen next in Universal’s “Girls Trip” and is reprising the role of Cage on the Netflix and Marvel series “The Defenders.” He is repped by represented by WME, Silver Lining Entertainment, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.

More Film

  • Ashleigh Cummings6th Annual Australians in Film

    Ashleigh Cummings Joins Warner Bros.' 'The Goldfinch' Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

  • Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store

    Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store in 2018 (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Box Office: Fathom Events Sees Soaring 2017 Performance (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

  • The CastPoveri ma ricchissimi movie photocall,

    Italian Moviegoers Shrug Off Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Director Fausto Brizzi

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

  • Oscars: Academy's Diverse Foreign Shortlist Still

    Even Without 'BPM,' the Academy Compiles a Rich, Diverse Foreign Oscar Shortlist

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

  • ‘Mortal Engines’ to Receive 5% Bonus

    ‘Mortal Engines’ to Receive 5% Bonus From New Zealand (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mike Colter, best known as the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series, is set to join Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.” It’s unknown what character Colter will play in the film, which follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Eric […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content