Director found for new JJ Abrams sci-fi film

News Simon Brew 3 Dec 2012 - 06:43
Mr JJ Abrams

Julius Onah signs up to direct JJ Abrams' upcoming movie project, God Particle...

Now this sounds interesting. As he puts the finishing touches to next summer's Star Trek Into Darkness, JJ Abrams is also putting together a new science fiction movie, which he's set to produce. The movie in question is God Particle, a film about the crew of an American space station that finds itself abandoned after an incident with the Hadron accelerator causes the planet Earth to disappear (that's what happens when you let Bunsen and Beaker near it, Muppet fans...).

Budgeted at around the $10m mark, God Particle is based on a script by Oren Uziel. Now, Abrams and Paramount have chosen their director. First timer Julius Onah is set to helm the project, off the back of his work with a series of short films. Abrams has given him his break in much the same way he chose Matt Reeves to direct Cloverfield all those years ago. Reeves is next directing Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

There's no firm news on when God Particle is shooting, or who will be in it. We'll be keeping an eye on the project, though.

Variety.

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