×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘God Particle’ believes in newbie helmer

Up-and-comer will direct buzzy sci-fi thriller for Paramount Insurge

Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town.

Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely.

Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will be developed through Paramount InSurge, meaning it will be shot with a budget of about $5 million-$10 million.

Given the secrecy and Abrams’ attachment, every agency was hustling to set up an up-and-coming director.

Project marks the first major film for the CAA-repped Onah, who had previously made a name for himself with his short films such as “Big Man” and “Little Girl Blue.”

Abrams isn’t afraid to giving a relatively unknown director an opportunity to break out: Matt Reeves was best known as a writer on the TV show “Felicity” before Abrams tapped him to direct Paramount’s “Cloverfield,” which went on to $168 million at the worldwide B.O.

More Film

  • The Christmas Chronicles

    Film Review: 'The Christmas Chronicles'

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • Roma

    Netflix's ‘Roma’ Adds Korea Theatrical Date

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • CJ Entertainment Picks up Starry 'Garden

    Korea's CJ Entertainment Picks up Starry 'Garden of Evening Mists'

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • A firefighter sprays water on a

    Film News Roundup: Disney Donates $500,000 for Recovery From California Wildfires

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire

    California Bans Filming on State Parks, Beaches in Wildfire Zones

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace' Gets

    Troubled Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace' Set for AFI Fest Screening

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

  • The Woolsey Fire burns a home

    'Widows,' 'Destroyer' Red Carpets Canceled Due to California Fires

    Paramount and Bad Robot have tapped Julius Onah to helm “God Particle,” one of the more buzzed-about open directing assignments in town. Story follows an American space station crew left abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to vanish entirely. Oren Uziel penned the script, and J.J. Abrams will produce. Film will […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content