The movie formerly known as Cloverfield Station and God Particle is now Cloverfield Paradox, and it’s coming to Netflix immediately after the end of tonight’s Super Bowl. Rumors of Paramount selling their movie to Netflix were heating up over the last few weeks as the next entry into JJ Abrams’ oft-delayed sci-fi anthology was reportedly looking for a small-screen home, so another name change and here we are. This is out of the blue.
Oh, and it’s available now. Netflix is pretty excited.
A basic idea of Cloverfield Sta… Er, Cloverfield Paradox‘s premise has been common knowledge since filming wrapped in late 2016. We don’t know the timeline of when this terror on a space station takes place in the grand scheme of things, but it all ties into that mysterious alien doing something to the crew of… Cloverfield Station? Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix:
In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.
Fans of Cloverfield should know that this relatively long-awaited follow-up to 10 Cloverfield Lane isn’t the end of the franchise. The film stars Daniel Brühl, Roger Davies, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi. It’s the highest-profile film to-date from Nigerian-American director Julius Onah.
A fourth film has already finished shooting and should hit theaters (or Netflix?) this fall. The fourth installment brings us back from space and to WWII in Overlord, which very could have multiple title changes by the time it comes out.
So in other words, it goes from New York City to a rural basement with John Goodman, to space and then to WWII.