J.J. Abrams, director of 2009's Star Trek reboot and, more recently, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been working on a new entry in his cult sci-fi series Cloverfield. However, the movie has been in production under the title "God Particle."
According to The Wrap, God Particle is connected to Cloverfieldand Paramount Pictures, along with Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, are developing additional films that will feed into this universe. The site reports that Paramount hopes to release a new movie tied to the Cloverfield shared universe every year.
Paramount has not officially announced God Particle as a Cloverfield tie-in as of yet. The movie is directed by Julius Onah, who has worked on a number of shorts films, and Abrams is serving as producer. It follows a team of astronauts that are forced to fight for survival when a discovery alters reality.
Earlier this year Paramount released 10 Cloverfield Lane, starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Although it was primarily a thriller in which Winstead's character finds herself held captive by a strange, possible crazy man, it also had hooks into the Cloverfield universe.
10 Cloverfield Lane was directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who also previously worked on shorts, including Portal: No Escape, which is set in Valve's Portal universe. He was also known for being one of the three hosts of Revision 3's Totally Rad Show.
Around the same time Abrams was promoting 10 Cloverfield Lane, he hinted at a possible third movie in the Cloverfield universe in an interview with EW.
"This is just this movie, and it's only two films that we're talking about right now," Abrams said, referring to the connection between Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane. "There is something else that we'd like to do, and hopefully we'll get a shot," he added.
God Particle is set for release on February 24, 2017.