God Particle: Sci Fi Thriller Now Renamed 2017 Cloverfield Movie

Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have moved back the sci-fi thriller God Particle eight months to October 27, 2017, and renamed it 2017 Cloverfield Movie.

Paramount said that the Abrams-produced 2017 Cloverfield Movie would be released in Imax.

Set in the near future, the story centers on a team of astronauts on a space station making a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about reality, as they desperately fight for their survival.

God Particle was set to be released on February 24, 2017, but the studio decided to remove it from the schedule.

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah began shooting in June a cast headed by David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd.

The studio and Bad Robot have been developing the project since 2012. The film will be part of the Cloverfield universe, launched in 2008 with Cloverfield.

Abrams was also a producer on this year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, which opened in March with Dan Trachtenberg directing. Abrams said 10 Cloverfield Lane was a “spiritual successor” to the original Cloverfield.

10 Cloverfield Lane starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who wakes up in an underground bunker after a car crash with two men who insist that the surface of the Earth has become uninhabitable.

The movie was one of the few Paramount films this year to perform well, grossing more than $100 million globally on an $8 million budget.

2017 Cloverfield Movie will open against Lionsgate’s eighth Saw movie.