Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Paramount Pictures and filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have set a February 24, 2017 release date for the science-fiction thriller “God Particle”.
The story, set in the near future, centres on a team of astronauts on a space station making a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for their survival.
Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah is directing the movie, reports variety.com.
No cast members have been announced yet.
Paramount and Bad Robot Productions have been developing the project since 2012.
At that point, Onah was attached to direct from a script by Oren Uziel with the film being developed through the low-budget Paramount InSurge label.
“God Particle” is the first title to release on February 24, 2017. It opens a week after “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” and “Bad Boys 3”, and two weeks after “Fifty Shades Darker”, “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Mountain Between Us”.