'God Particle' Is the Next Film in J.J. Abrams' Shared 'Cloverfield' Universe

Frequent Stern Show guest plans to release a new installment from the franchise every year, according to reports

J.J. Abrams returned to the Stern Show in 2015.J.J. Abrams returned to the Stern Show in 2015.Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Anyone who thought shared film universes were the sole domain of superheroes or aliens fighting predators should think again.

J.J. Abrams is keeping his popular "Cloverfield" franchise going with "God Particle," a sci fi-thriller hitting theaters Feb. 24. According to a report published Wednesday by TheWrap, the filmmaker and Paramount Studios plan to release a new genre film under the "Cloverfield" banner each and every year.

"God Particle," starring David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl, and Chris O'Dowd, centers on a team of astronauts who find themselves in an altered reality after making a "shocking discovery." Abrams' company Bad Robot is producing the film, directed by Julis Onah and written by Oren Uziel. "God Particle" has been the subject of speculation for quite some time, but Wednesday's report by Matt Donnelly is the first proof of the film's connection to the Cloverfield universe, which includes 2008's "Cloverfield" and this year's "10 Cloverfield Lane," starring recent Stern Show guest John Goodman.

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"God Particle" opens Feb. 24, 2017.