The upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller ‘God Particle’ is set to be the next film in the loosely connected ‘Cloverfield’ series, according to the folks over at The Wrap.

Directed by Julis Onah (‘The Girl Is in Trouble’) from a script by Oren Uziel, ‘God Particle’ stars David Oyelowo (‘Selma,’ ‘Nina’), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘Concussion’), Chris O’Dowd (‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars’), Ziyi Zhang (‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’), Daniel Bruhl (‘Captain America: Civil War’), and Elizabeth Debicki (‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’). The official logline is as follows:

“After a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom.”

‘God Particle’ follows on from ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ which started life as a script called ‘The Cellar,’ but during development at Abrams’ Bad Robot, evolved into a what Abrams calls “a blood relative” to ‘Cloverfield.’

The Wrap also backs up the rumours that Bad Robot banner and Paramount Pictures are “quietly developing” more movies for the shared universe, with hopes to release a new film in the shared universe each year.

GOD PARTICLE is scheduled for release early next year.