Looks like we’re closer to opening J.J. Abrams’ latest mystery box.
The prolific producer’s sci-fi thriller “God Particle” has been removed entirely from the Paramount Pictures release schedule, and seven months after it a new “Cloverfield” film has been dated.
“2017 Cloverfield Movie,” presented in IMAX, is now slated to open Oct. 27, 2017. “God Particle,” which also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi and Chris O’Dowd, has been pulled entirely.
The studio and producer Abrams’ Bad Robot hope to eventually release one film in the series per year, an individual familiar with the plans told TheWrap earlier this year. The studio would not clarify today’s announcement.
Fans of “Cloverfield” and its cinematic cousin “10 Cloverfield Lane,” which starred John Goodman and was released in March, speculated that “God Particle” was indeed connected to the same universe when the project was announced in February.
“Particle” is about a team of astronauts who make a “shocking discovery” and end up fighting for survival in what is described as an altered reality.