Director J.J. Abrams seems to be on a sci-fi kick as the producer of God’s Particle, a sci-fi thriller releasing in the winter of 2017.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is set to take place on a space station. It follows the story of an American team of astronauts as they make a terrifying discovery. After an experiment with a Hadron particle collider goes horribly wrong, the Earth vanishes into nothingness. The leaves the astronauts orbiting alone in space. When another spacecraft shows up on their radar, it’s up to them to figure out who’s piloting the vessel.
Little more is known about the film and it has yet to be cast.
God’s Particle is being produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Directing the movie is Julian Onah. While lesser known, Bad Robot has a history of finding smaller names with a lot of talent. Without even an IMDb page, Onah has previously worked on short films and behind-the-scenes on numerous other projects.
Writing the script is Oren Uziel known for 22 Jump Street and Freaks of Nature.
Currently God’s Particle is set to release without any competition during the weekend of February 24. Other movies that release that month are Bad Boys 3, Fifty Shades Darker, and the LEGO Batman Movie.