In the development workshop since at least 2012, sci-fi thriller God Particle is J.J. Abrams' next project – but only as producer. He's steering his team for a launch next February in the States.
Abrams has a script in hand from 22 Jump Street's Oren Uziel, which Paramount bought for Abrams' Bad Robot company to tackle. Back then, it was going to be aimed at the studio's low-budget label Insurge, but that has since been shut down.
The financials will stay thrifty, however, despite a high-concept pitch that, back when the script sold, was described as astronauts on the International Space Station making a terrifying discovery that changes all they know about reality, and the idea of the Earth vanishing after an experiment is conducted in the Large Hadron Collider.
No cast has been recruited yet, but Nigerian-American director Julius Onah is on board to call the shots. Abrams, of course has had a little bit of success recently with a certain new Star Wars outing, and is back as producer with 10 Cloverfield Lane, out here on March 18.