JJ Abrams is at it again. Not content with sitting back after releasing the biggest movie of the past decade the director, best know for Lost and making millions of Star Trek fans very upset, has decided to revisit the world of his lackluster shaky-cam monster movie, Cloverfield. Even more interesting the movie, titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, is set to release on March 11, and we are only seeing the trailer today.
In typical Abrams style both his production company, Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures kept the entire movie under wraps for the majority of its production, which is an admittedly impressive feat in today’s social media world. Back in 2014, Bad Robot and Paramount announced that they hired Dan Trachtenberg to direct a post-apocalyptic thriller titled Valencia or The Cellar. We now know that was just a ruse, as the secret title of the movie was really Cloverfield 2.
Though not shot in a found footage style shaky camera, the trailer below does still give the feel of a homemade recording style. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher, Jr. and John Goodman. A sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield, the details are still unclear. From what we know, Winstead’s character wakes up in a bomb shelter with two strangers. The world outside is supposedly destroyed from nuclear fallout, but in typical Abrams style we don’t get much more than that.
It will be interesting to see if the Cloverfield monster makes an appearance or if this will just be a single-room post-apocalyptic thriller, with only very minimal ties to the original movie, but what do you think?
Check out the trailer below and let us know if you are excited to see more of the aftermath of the 2008 monster flick? Will this movie follow in Cloverfield’s footsteps, all hype and no substance? Will we find out that John Goodman is the true monster, the actor not his character? Let us know all your theories in the comments below.
10 Cloverfield Lane will be released on March 11, 2016.