It has been well documented that J.J. Abrams’ filmmaking process is like creating a series of mystery boxes. From his more intimate projects like ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ to the massive record-breaking franchise films like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ or ‘Star Trek’, he looks for all of his projects to have infinite possibilities for his audiences. However, some manage to stay in the box for much longer than others.
Back in 2012, we first learned of Paramount and Bad Robot’s micro-budget sci-fi thriller ‘God Particle’ from writer Oren Uziel and director Julian Onah. The Abrams-produced story about American astronauts making a terrifying discovery about the fabric of reality. However, when it was announced, there was no release date attached to it. Now, four years later, we finally know when we can open this particular mystery box.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘God Particle’ will premiere in theaters on February 24, 2017. The film from the up and coming Nigerian filmmaker will debut with no competition at the box office since no other major releases are scheduled for that date. It may have to contend with ‘Bad Boys 3’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, which open the weekend prior, or ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ that drop two weeks before, but otherwise, it’s in the clear for now. And though no casting has been made and details regarding the plot are largely scarce, we do have this synopsis to tease what’s to come:
“After a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom.”
Are you glad to hear that ‘God Particle’ finally got a release date? Will you be opening this mystery box next winter? Sound off in the comments.