TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 3, 2018
The franchise nobody knew they wanted, Cloverfield, was supposed to keep rolling along next month with the film known only as God Particle—another spiritual sequel to the 2008 original alongside 2016's 10 Cloverfield Lane. Well, the film is still heading to theaters, it's just not going to get here as quickly as we might've liked.
According to Coming Soon, Paramount has moved the still untitled film's release date for the fourth time, this time from February 2, 2018 to April 20, 2018. This puts the film on the same weekend as the absolutely ridiculous looking Rampage and the equally terrible looking Super Troopers 2, so maybe it's got a better shot at success on this weekend than the one in February.
Personally, I just want them to take their time and release a good movie. 10 Cloverfield Lane was genius up until the final minutes when they insisted on tying it into the first film. If God Particle—or whatever they end up calling this flick—falls victim to this same problem, then I would say the franchise is on thin ice. Let's hope they buck the trend and release something truly spectacular. Check out the film's logline and cast list from Coming Soon below, and let us know if you'll be there when it opens on 4/20, bruh.
The plot for the untitled Cloverfield movie is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby. It stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious films, Kong: Skull Island), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).
The untitled Cloverfield movie is directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung.