J.J. Abrams is no slacker. Sure, he's busy directing Star Trek 2, which may or may not be Khan-less, but he's still lining up projects left and right. The latest is a high concept sci-fi thriller that has one hell of a hook. The crew of an orbiting space station looks out the window and sees that the planet Earth has vanished. What the hell do they do now?
Vulture reports that the film, called God Particle, comes from a script written by Oren Uziel, who is currently best known for writing the web series Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which reimagined the popular video game franchise as a sprawling narrative with a lot more drama than any of the previous film and TV adaptations were able to muster. He's also the writer of Kitchen Sink, a genre script currently in development at Sony in which humanity teams up with vampires and zombies to stave off an alien invasion.
Details on God Particle are scarce, but the script reportedly uses a large hadron collider to justify Earth's mysterious disappearance, and really kicks into high gear when a European space craft comes into contact with the station's crew. The film is expected to be shot for under $5 million, which unfortunately brings back ugly memories of another low-budget sci-fi feature, Apollo 18. Hopefully with Abrams spearheading the project, God Particle will avoid that film's particularly dull fate.
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