The studio sold the divisive third "Cloverfield" entry to Netflix in a deal estimated between $40-50 million.
There are few people who have worked on as many well-regarded franchises as JJ Abrams — producer and director of various Mission: Impossible, Star Wars, and Star Trek movies, along with co-creator of LOST. How, then, did Abrams manage to release an entire movie directly onto Netflix without anyone seemingly knowing beforehand? Because that’s exactly what happened with The Cloverfield Paradox — the third movie in the Cloverfield series — which was suddenly released onto the streaming service following the Super Bowl.
Warning: This story contains major plot spoilers for The Cloverfield Paradox. Curiosity about the latest Cloverfield movie had been steadily escalating for the past few months, not only because its release date kept changing (most recently, we expected it in April), but also because the film still lacked an official title. All we knew was that it would likely be part of the ongoing sci-fi franchise launched by mystery box master, J.J. Abrams, a decade ago in 2008.
Netflix has been uncharacteristically quiet in the acquisitions marketplace at the Sundance Film Festival, but word in Park City is that the streaming service has a big picture deal cooking. No confirmation yet, but I hear the streaming service is bearing down on a deal to acquire from Paramount nearly all rights to God Particle , the Julius Onah-directed film that is considered a sequel to the low-budget genre hit Cloverfield . It is produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot…
The next installment of the loosely connected “Cloverfield” film series, titled “God Particle,” has had its release date postponed yet again, Variety has confirmed. The film is now slated for an April 20, 2018 release. “God Particle,” which is produced by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, was already shifted from its original Feb. […]
Science-fiction thriller “2017 Cloverfield Movie” goes to Feb. 2, 2018, from Oct. 27, 2017; George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” moves up to Oct. 27 from Nov. 3
Paramount will wide release a new Cloverfield film in Imax on Oct. 27, the studio announced Thursday. Interestingly enough, God Particle — another film from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, which was previously set for a Feb. 24 release — was removed from the release schedule. The switch implies that God Particle is, in fact, the next title of the Cloverfield-connected universe.