Latest Entertainment News Headlines

How God Particle became the third film in the Cloverfield franchise

05.17.2017

Cloverfield God Particle

Talk of a sequel to Matt Reeves' CLOVERFIELD persisted for many years after its release, but we were thrown for a loop when 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE was announced as a spiritual sequel to the first film. It seems that the CLOVERFIELD franchise will continue on-wards as sort of a big-screen Twilight Zone series and the writer of the upcoming third film, GOD PARTICLE, recently spoke with Collider to reveal just how it became a part of the CLOVERFIELD franchise.

It was written before 10 Cloverfield Lane and the expanded Cloverfield universe even existed as a thing. It was a spec that I wrote probably a year or so after Shimmer Lake, so it definitely existed as its own science-fiction. And then after years of, you know how scripts kind of hang around—people like them but for whatever reason they decided to make it and then suddenly everything fell into place with J.J. [Abrams], Bad Robot, and Paramount. I don’t know exactly when it became a Cloverfield movie, but I suspect in this current market where it’s just harder and harder to market an original movie of any kind, a science-fiction movie in particular, but I think everyone just knew if it fits—and it does—into that Cloverfield world, it should, and it can only help.

Once the film officially joined the ranks of CLOVERFIELD and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, Oren Uziel said that it was necessary to perform some rewriting on GOD PARTICLE in order to make sure it fit into the universe, although Uziel said that "as far as specifics, I don’t think there is one specific thread that makes it a Cloverfield movie, I guess." Even if the upcoming movies don't have any revealing connections to the rest of the franchise, making their home under the CLOVERFIELD banner will hopefully provide the opportunity for plenty of quality sci-fi scripts to reach a wider audience.

I think if you can get that off the ground, which they are close, it’s very smart and also great for makers of science-fiction because it relieves you of that burden of like, ‘How are we gonna get people to get off their asses and into the movie theater to see something they’re not sure?’ It’s not a guarantee; the cast is different, we don’t know exactly what we’re getting, but if that stamp of approval of being part of the Cloverfield universe is enough, that’s a huge win. So I’m all for it. When you turn on The Twilight Zone, that’s sort of the way I think about it. I don’t know what this story is going to be, but I know it’s going to be a Twilight Zone story… It’s like an anthology for those kinds of movies, and I think if J.J., if what he’s doing is positioning himself a little bit to be the Rod Serling of J.J.-type science-fiction movies, more power to him.

GOD PARTICLE stars Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo, Aksel Hennie, John Ortiz and will center "on a team of astronauts who make a terrifying discovery that challenges everything they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival."

GOD PARTICLE, or whatever it winds up being called, is set for a October 27, 2017 release.

Source: Collider

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
5:31AM on 05/18/2017
10 Cloverfield Lane's links to Cloverfield were tenuous, at best. Bunker stuff? Great. Cast? Great. But the big reveal was disappointing. I can't help but think how much better it would have been, if the spaceship had dropped off one of the spider dogs, instead of that worm creature. Or, instead of the giant ship which appears from behind that house, we instead got to see mummy Clovie, on her way to look for her kid. Or, if they wanted an even quicker cameo, the lightning strike at the end of
10 Cloverfield Lane's links to Cloverfield were tenuous, at best. Bunker stuff? Great. Cast? Great. But the big reveal was disappointing. I can't help but think how much better it would have been, if the spaceship had dropped off one of the spider dogs, instead of that worm creature. Or, instead of the giant ship which appears from behind that house, we instead got to see mummy Clovie, on her way to look for her kid. Or, if they wanted an even quicker cameo, the lightning strike at the end of the movie, revealed not a mothership, but mummy Clovie. It's then that we discover this movie has been taking place at the same time as Cloverfield! Any of those, would have completely satisfied me.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
5:19AM on 05/18/2017

I'm all for it

An annual release of unrelated sci-fi/horror-esque stories?
If putting the word 'Cloverfield' on it means that these types of ideas get funded than I'm happy for them to do so.
An annual release of unrelated sci-fi/horror-esque stories?
If putting the word 'Cloverfield' on it means that these types of ideas get funded than I'm happy for them to do so.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:04AM on 05/18/2017
I still don't even understand how 10 Cloverfield Lane had anything to do with the first movie. All the reasonings I heard for this were lame or far-fetched. It just seems any movie they write that is science-fiction with creatures in it can be a Cloverfield movie, no matter how much theses movies contradict themselves.
I still don't even understand how 10 Cloverfield Lane had anything to do with the first movie. All the reasonings I heard for this were lame or far-fetched. It just seems any movie they write that is science-fiction with creatures in it can be a Cloverfield movie, no matter how much theses movies contradict themselves.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:47PM on 05/17/2017
They're admitting this is a repackage this early? Another random script with a CLOVERFIELD label stuck to it? That's a shame. I was hoping this would be a more purposeful installment, not just another movie with the word 'Slusho' making a cameo.
They're admitting this is a repackage this early? Another random script with a CLOVERFIELD label stuck to it? That's a shame. I was hoping this would be a more purposeful installment, not just another movie with the word 'Slusho' making a cameo.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:18PM on 05/17/2017
I feel the same. I would rather know more about the original monster than random stories leaving everything still in the unknown. I enjoyed both movies, even with 10 Cloverfield being in name only, but I want to see more of what or why these aliens are on Earth.
I feel the same. I would rather know more about the original monster than random stories leaving everything still in the unknown. I enjoyed both movies, even with 10 Cloverfield being in name only, but I want to see more of what or why these aliens are on Earth.
7:56PM on 05/17/2017
So they're remaking Life so soon??

All kidding aside, I am excited for this and to see how else they expand the Cloverfield universe while also learning some answers that the first two films left open.
So they're remaking Life so soon??

All kidding aside, I am excited for this and to see how else they expand the Cloverfield universe while also learning some answers that the first two films left open.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting