J.J. Abrams is the master of the misdirect, unveiling projects and releasing viral material that gets us riled up but tells us practically nothing about what it is we’re looking forward to. Not that we’re complaining of course, but sometimes it works (Cloverfield) and sometimes it doesn’t (Star Trek Into Darkness). And now there’s this, for the last couple of months we’ve been hearing about his project called God Particle, a sci-fi thriller from producer Abrams and director Julius Onah that some have suspected might not be what it seems, and now sources are saying that in actuality, God Particle is really the next Cloverfield film.
The Wrap is the one suggesting this development, and according to their source inside Paramount Pictures, this is part of an effort by the studio and Abrams to release one film a year under the Cloverfield banner constituting a shared universe of sorts, albeit only loosely. If God Particle turns out to be “Cloverfield Particle” (or something), it would be a move not dissimilar to what they did with 10 Cloverfield Lane earlier this year, where the movie went into production as The Cellar and was supposedly unrelated to the 2008 film by Matt Reeves about a giant monster laying waste to New York.
God Particle is supposedly about a team of astronauts on a space station whose experiments seem to make the Earth disappear. The astronauts think they’re alone until a space shuttle appears and reaches out to them for help. The film stars Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, and David Oyelowo, and is the second feature film from Onah, who, like Cloverfield Lane filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg is an up-and-coming talent. A previous report from /Film had previous suggested a Cloverfield connection to God Particle, as Cloverfield Lane contains a piece of viral marketing, a sound clip that’s supposed to be from the International Space Station.
Whatever God Particle is, it will be in theatres everywhere on February 24, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend