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