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New Cloverfield movie replaces The God Particle

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We learned earlier this year that Julius Onah’s The God Particle would be part of producer J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield universe, though it wasn’t entirely clear how a movie the sci-fi thriller would make its way there. After all, the film—which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and John Krasinski—is set in space, not in a Cloverfield monster-ravaged town. But the project has undergone various changes, including a rewrite from Star Trek Beyonds Doug Jung. Some recent findings have further mystified the film, as Deadline reports that Paramount has removed The God Particle from its schedule while announcing a new Cloverfield movie. The former was due out February 24, 2017, but has been dropped from the schedule while a Cloverfield film without a subtitle or any other nouns has found its way to an October 27, 2017 debut. Actually, that new Cloverfield movie will have an IMAX release, which suggests this was a bit of rebranding rather than a decommissioning of a Bad Robot picture.


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