Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot have hired Julius Onah to direct God Particle, reports Variety.
The plot of the film is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then they pick up traces of another space station nearby.
Oren Uziel wrote the script and J.J. Abrams will produce. The film will carry a budget of around $5 - 10 million.
Onah has previously directed such short films as Big Man and Little Girl Blue.