Word has it, Netflix is playing secret squirrel on a deal with Paramount. The deal would bring J.J. Abrams Bad Robot’s sequel to Cloverfield, previously known as God Particle, to the streaming service.
The Julius Onah directed film, which was slated for an April 20th release by Paramount, would
The plot for the untitled Cloverfield sequel focuses on a scientific experiment aboard a space station involving a particle accelerator that has unexpected results involving alien life. The astronauts find themselves isolated, and following their horrible discovery, the space station crew must fight for survival.
The film was originally scheduled for a February 2017 release but in late 2016 it was moved to October 2017, to give more time for post-production. The film was pulled from Paramount’s release schedule, but an unnamed Cloverfield film was scheduled for release in IMAX that month. In July 2017 it was announced the movie’s release had been delayed another three months to February 2018. In January 2018, the release was moved for a third time, to April 20, also announcing that the title God Particle had been dropped for Untitled Cloverfield Sequel, with the implication that this was due to a change in the plot device of the film’s story
The film has an ensemble cast of Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Bruhl, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Ziyi Zhang and David Oyelowo.
God Particle is written by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung, and produced by J. J. Abrams.