Newcomer Julius Onah has been brought on board to direct Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot sci-fi film “God Particle”, with JJ Abrams set to produce. The script has been written by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) and according to Variety, the story “follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely.”
God Particle will be Onah’s first major film, after getting his name out there with short films “Big Man” and “Little Blue Girl”, and more recently with his directorial debut thriller “The Girl is in Trouble”. And one mustn’t underestimate Onah’s infancy into the directorial business, particularly as Abrams has nabbed unknown directors before, such as Matt Reeves who directed “Cloverfield” and thus went on to make $168 million at the worldwide box office. The film is set to be developed through Paramount Insurge, estimated at a budget of around $5-10 million, which makes the film even more intriguing due to the fact it will be produced on such a small budget.
Comparisons are being made to Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, although actually seeing our home planet disappear sounds a little more horrific and terrifying, and like all Abrams films, details on the actual film itself are pretty scarce. So all we can do is wait in anticipation…. watch this space!