Paramount adores being in the JJ Abrams business, because at the moment it seems to guarantee them profits. They're getting together again for The God Particle, as Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot production company are now putting together the sci-fi thriller God Particle, based on a script by Oren Uziel, and have also picked up an action thriller spec script called Wunderkind from Patrick Aison. At the moment it appears Abrams will produce by not direct both movies.
According to Vulture, God Particle centres on a physics experiment with a particle accelerator that causes the Earth to seemingly disappear into thin air. The plot follows an American space station crew set floating adrift with no home to go back to, when they discover a European spacecraft on their radar. Although that sounds like a pretty big budget movie, the studio plans to shoot this project for just $5 million, and they will likely release it under their Paramount Insurge micro-budget division.
Variety meanwhile has the news on Wunderkind, which is set in the 1970s and follows a young CIA Nazi hunter who crosses paths with an older, more experienced tracker from Israel's Mossad. The pair reluctantly decide to join forces when they realise they’re after the same person. Patrick Aison's script has excited a lot of interest in Hollywood, with numerous parties trying to pick it up, but Paramount and Bad Robot were the ones who signed the deal.