The film, originally going by the title God Particle, had been pushed back from its planned theatrical release on several occasions – with subsequent reports claiming that Paramount believed it was “salvageable” – and reviews for the movie were certainly not kind.
Speaking on Facebook, producer J.J. Abrams was asked how The Cloverfield Paradox came about, and why he felt it was a perfect fit for the Cloverfield franchise:
“Originally, it was written by Oren Uziel, who wrote a draft that was its own thing, and was around for a while,” said Abrams. “We started to think, ‘What are ways that this might fit into the world?’ But when we started shooting the movie, it was still something we were thinking about. Because the idea for the