Having been successfully fooled earlier this year when it turned out that the long-gestating JJ Abrams-produced ‘Valencia’ was actually 10 Cloverfield Lane, we vowed that the same thing wouldn’t happen again. Turns out we shouldn’t make so many vows, as Abrams has done it yet again via the revelation that God Particle – due out in February 2017 – is also set in the Cloverfield universe.
According to The Wrap, not only will God Particle be the third entry from Abrams/Paramount to be linked to the Cloverfield universe; they are now planning to release a different movie every year set in that locale. Shared universes are all the rage at the moment, after all.
Thinking about it, it makes sense. Like 10 Cloverfield Lane, God Particle has been shot largely under the radar, and probably with a relatively low budget. Still, if this is the formula that Abrams and Paramount are going by then we’re happy – 10 Cloverfield Lane was a lot of fun and did a lot with its premise, and we hope that God Particle can do the same.
Plot details are scarce at the moment, aside from the fact that it is set in space, and involves a team of astronauts, who make a “terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival.”
Julius Onah is on directing duties, with David Oyelowo (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror) confirmed among the cast and Lindsey Weber joining Abrams as co-producer, and Oren Uziel and Doug Jung writing the script.
God Particle will be released in cinemas on 24 February 2017. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.