'Captain America' Director in Talks For Alien Invasion Movie 'Extinction' (Exclusive)

Joe Johnston Headshot - P 2012
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David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville are producing the sci-fi project.

Joe Johnston, who directed 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger as well as cult comic book movie The Rocketeer, is in negotiations to direct Extinction, a sci-fi feature project set up at Good Universe.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville are producing Extinction, which was written by Spenser Cohen.

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Plot details are being kept under wraps but it does involve a man trying to save his family with an alien invasion figuring into the proceedings.

Good Universe picked up the project in late summer 2013.

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Mandeville exec Alex Young will exec produce. Cohen's producing partner, Anna Halberg, will serve as co-producer.

Johnston last directed Not Safe For Work, a Blumhouse low-budget thriller that stars Max Minghella and is awaiting a release. The director is best known for his work on large-scale movies such as The Wolfman, Jurassic Park III, and Jumanji.

He is repped by Resolution and Gang Tyre.