Back in 2016 it was announced that a film titled God Particle was another secret sequel to Cloverfield, with the film initially slated for release in 2017. However, the film has since been pushed back to 20th April 2018 and now rumours have emerged that suggest we may get it a little bit sooner than that.
It’s a bittersweet revelation, but rumours from Sundance Film Festival and Jeff Sneider suggest that God Particle has been acquired by Netflix. If it does, it could hit the service earlier than its originally planned theatrical date. This means the film won’t be receiving a theatrical release at all. It’s a sad development and one that suggests Paramount’s faith in the film is pretty low.
10 Cloverfield Lane received rave reviews in 2016, so it’s sad to learn that we won’t be seeing the franchise continue on the big screen. Alas, it’s thanks to services like Netflix that we get to see these films at all; when studios appear to lose interest.
As THR reports:
“Sources say the movie needed some work, and while Abrams expressed an intent to get down to business in post-production, it was too little, too late. Several sources suggested that Abrams’ attention may be taken up by his unexpected new assignment, the final instalment of the Star Wars Skywalker episodes, which he signed on to in September after the firing of director Colin Trevorrow.”
More as it comes.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)