Netflix’s Extinction, directed by Ben Young, is an alien invasion movie with a prominent leading cast, starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan. In an interview with IGN, Young talked about what makes a good sci-fi movie and explained how Extinction stands out from similar films within the genre. Extinction is only Young’s second feature-length film, with 2016’s thriller Hounds of Love being his first. Since Extinction is Young’s first sci-fi movie ever, the director named some of his favorite sci-fi movie influences. With Netflix developing so much new content in 2018, Young shed some light on why the streaming provider is a good home for sci-fi. “I think it’s a great home for anything, really,” Young said, adding, “Because one of the good things about Netflix is, everybody has got access to everything at once. So it’s really exciting that you don’t have to wait for everything to be released, you know, in a small window of time on the cinema. It’s available worldwide, and people who are into the film can access other people anywhere in the world and discuss it. So, I think it’s awesome.” “Absolutely,” Young said, “I’ve always loved science fiction, but it’s never something that I saw myself doing, because if you’re familiar with my first film, it couldn’t be more different to this. I kind of fell in love with sci-fi during this film, and I’m working on a huge sci-fi epic at the moment, which, you know, could become a series of films if I manage to get that right. And that’s something that I’m writing myself, and would love to take to Netflix in the future.”

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