J.J. Abrams has plans to produce a low budget science fiction project called God Particle, Vulture reports. Now being set up at Paramount Pictures and Abrams' Bad Robot, the script arrives from relative newcomer Oren Uziel.
The plot of the film is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then they pick up traces of another space station nearby.
In physics, the "God Particle" is a nickname given to the hypothetical Higgs boson, a particle upon which much of our understanding of quantum physics is based. The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, was built in Geneva, Switzerland in an attempt to prove the Higgs boson's existence.
God Particle is likely to become a Paramount Insurge release and, as such, will go into development as a small-budgeted project like the studio's The Devil Inside.