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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.
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