Back in 2008, Paramount released a small first-person, found footage style monster movie known as Cloverfield. The film did much better than anticipated at the box office, grossing just over $170 million on a $25 million budget. The concept of a monster movie done from the perspective of the people living through the event had been done before, but not like this. The success of the film led many to wonder if a sequel would ever be made, but there was no word on such a followup. That is, until at the turn of this year when the first teaser was released for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
This was not a direct sequel, but instead a film set within the same Cloverfield universe. This time, new aliens and characters were the focus, and Paramount Pictures is not stopping there.
The Wrap has revealed that the upcoming film currently known as God Particle will in fact be the third movie under the Cloverfield umbrella. The report states that this will be the beginning of Paramount’s plan to release one new film in the shared universe every year. JJ Abrams is once again producing the project, which had previously led some to theorize that this could be the case, but Julius Onah will direct God Particle. The cast of film includes John Krasinski, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Ziyi Zhang, David Oyelowo, and more. The previously reported plot centered around astronauts stuck in space, but this could be slightly or majorly altered.