The small-scale thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane was a sideways sequel to the monster flick Cloverfield, and now we know what J.J. Abrams is cooking up for the third film in the trilogy.
The Wrap confirms God Particle will be the third Cloverfield film, following a team of astronauts who make a “shocking discovery” that “challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, even as they desperately fight for their survival.” The project will probably have a budget of under $10 million, and with Abrams and the Cloverfield brand attached, it’ll certainly make a profit (a strategy that worked out well for the low-budget 10 Cloverfield Lane).
The script for God Particle was written by Oren Uziel, and it’s being directed by Julis Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble). The film stars Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris O’Dowd. J.J. Abrams is producing.
Looking at the franchise as a while, Abrams and Paramount are developing even more Cloverfield-related projects for release in the coming years. Ideally, the goal is to drop a new Cloverfield flick each year.
God Particle is set to open Feb. 24, 2017.
(Via The Wrap)