Cloverfield 3 — originally dubbed God Particle and the third instalment in the J. J. Abrams-produced movie franchise — has caught the attention of Netflix, who is reportedly trying to get a deal done to acquire the rights to global distribution from Paramount.
Set to hit screens on April 20, the movie is rumored to be titled Cloverfield Station and follows the story of a team of astronauts aboard the International Space Station who witness Earth vanish after a particle accelerator experiment goes wrong.
The movie is an original concept from director Julius Onah and screenwriters Oren Uziel and Doug Jung which was eventually reworked into a Cloverfield sequel during post-production.
This wouldn't be the first time Netflix has taken the distribution for a movie off of Paramount’s hands, previously picking up all international territories for the new Alex Garland-directed movie Annihilation back in December.
Both previous Cloverfield movies were big hits, each costing less than $25 million and making upwards of $72 million domestically. Cloverfield 3, though, strays from that model and is rumored to have cost over $40 million
For the full story, head over to the Hollywood Reporter.
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