JJ Abrams announces details for new film ‘The God Particle’

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director teases initial release date

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has announced the release date for his brand new film The God Particle.

The sci-fi chiller has yet to have it’s cast announced, but The God Particle’s story focuses on a team of astronauts who fight for survival after making a horrifying discovery that changes their perceptions of the world and question what they know.

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The movie will be produced by Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, while Julius Onah​ directs the overall movie, according to Digital Spy. The God Particle movie is set to hit cinemas on February 24 2017.

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In recent news regarding the director, a trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane (which he produced)was also recently unveiled at Super Bowl 50, the follow up to box office hit Cloverfield. You can preview a trailer of that below.

JJ Abrams has recently responded to criticism of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, commenting on suggestions that it has a little too much in common with the original Star Wars, with both plot and structure at the heart of the ‘rip-off’ criticisms.

The Force Awakens is the first Abrams-fronted Star Wars movie, and the first since Disney bought the franchise from creator George Lucas. Abrams spoke in-depth to The Hollywood Reporter about the similarities to Episode IV: A New Hope in particular, focusing on the idea of ‘going backwards to go forwards’ with the new movie.

Abrams said “It was obviously a wildly intentional thing that we go backwards, in some ways, to go forwards in the important ways, given that this is a genre – that Star Wars is a kind of specific gorgeous concoction of George [Lucas]’ – that combines all sorts of things.”

“Ultimately the structure of Star Wars itself is as classic and tried and true as you can get. It was itself derivative of all of these things that George loved so much, from the most obvious, Flash Gordon and Joseph Campbell, to the Kurosawa references, to Westerns. I mean, all of these elements were part of what made Star Wars.”

“I can understand that someone might say, ‘Oh, it’s a complete rip-off! What was important for me was introducing brand new characters using relationships that were embracing the history that we know to tell a story that is new – to go backwards to go forwards.”