Netflix Could Pick Up Cloverfield Film 'God Particle,' Starring David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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Netflix Could Pick Up Cloverfield Film 'God Particle,' Starring David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

A certain film whose release date has been moved three times may finally see the light of day on your favorite streaming giant.

Multiple industry publications are reporting that Netflix is in talks pick up all rights for the Cloverfield film, God Particle from Paramount.

It was set for April 20 through Paramount, but the report says that it could come sooner than that on Netflix.

This comes after Paramount and Netflix set up a deal for the Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson-starrer, Annhilation, for which Netflix has all distribution rights except for domestic.

Coming from a black director, Julius Onah, the film, led by David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is considered to be a sequel to Cloverfield. 

Julius Onah
Julius Onah

Joining Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, Zhang Ziyi and Aksel Hennie.

In one of our first reports on the film, it was said to be one of Hollywood’s most buzzed-about “open directing assignments” (partly because there had been lots of secrecy around it, and J.J. Abrams had been attached to produce), the story (as we know it thus far) follows an American space station crew that’s abandoned after a problem with a Hadron accelerator causes Earth to completely vanish, challenging all they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for their survival.

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