Joe Johnston Circling Alien Invasion Thriller EXTINCTION

Director Joe Johnston (‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ ‘The Wolfman,’ ‘Jurassic Park III,’ ‘The Rocketeer’) is in negotiations to take the helm of the sci-fi project ‘Extinction,’

While plot details are under wraps, THR is hears that the sci-fi thriller will involve a man trying to save his family with an alien invasion figuring into the proceedings.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville are producing, the banner’s senior vp Alexander Young serving as executive producers.