J.J. Abrams & Bad Robot Producing Microbudget Sci-Fi 'God Particle'

June 11, 2012
Source: Vulture

Space Station

Right now we're waiting patiently for an official first look photo, a teaser trailer, or anything that will give us some insight into J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel. Of course, we're not sure when that will happen (though we're hoping some surprises come out of our coverage at Comic-Con, which is now just one month away). In the meantime, we'll have to settle for a different Bad Robot sci-fi project. Vulture says it's called God Particle, and while Abrams is looking to only produce the film, the script from Oren Uziel (who wrote the forthcoming genre smashing project The Kitchen Sink for Jonah Hill to direct) sounds cool as hell. Read on!

The story sounds like something that would tickle Abrams' fancy as a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. And when a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the crew has to figure out whether they've been saved, or if their predicament has somehow been made worse.

As we said, Abrams isn't really looking to direct, and the film will actually be made for under $5 million so it's a bit under the radar anyway. Still, the plot sounds great, and even though Abrams didn't direct Cloverfield, his support from Bad Robot, and some stellar marketing, made that a huge success. In the wake of Prometheus, love it or hate it, it sounds like sci-fi is getting even more action sooner than later.

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  • Jericho
  • Buzzfunk
    Oh damn! Sounds good!
  • Reznik
    This sounds so interesting. Can't wait!
  • Hattoi Hanzo
    In like Flint!
    • MC
  • Great concept, with the right script and director, this could be very cool.
  • Shootthelipsoffacockroach
    Micro-budget is always a plus, the less risk the studio will loose money the less studio involvement. Moon was great sci-fi on a very small budget. If the story and acting are top notch this could be very promising. Props to JJ for this endeavor! No lense flair please!
  • Thelipsoffacockroach
    P.S. what ever happened to Spielbergs Interstellar?
  • Wylles
    Oh Yes...Long Live Sci Fi!
  • David Banner
    Sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Now that Fringe is shutting down, maybe we'll see some classic Sci-Fi reboot from Bad Robot? :)
  • lando
    all they have to do is spin that wheel again and the earth will pop back, doesn't anyone watch LOST? wait, what year is this?
    • hA HA, yep and as long as it has a vague open ending you can decide the fate of the crew in your own mind. It could be good on a survival level with the crew running out of food eventually or the folk on the other satellite having really smelly cheese on board.
      • WHAT. ARE. YOU. SAYNG. The story and the fate of all of the characters is resolved. Period. You can't go around telling lies no more. You're almost on Republican Primary Level.
        • Nice one Reeft, have you read the scriptoid? Well at least I won't be let down then. Strange you said I was like a Republican, I find very little difference between the two parties, they mostly spout the same rubbish and I always try to work out which is the left and the right. I bet at the end it just lense-flares into a fireball.
  • rennmaxbeta
    "We have to go back!"




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