J.J. Abrams’ mystery box has been opened, and there is no going back. After a long eight years, it seems that the cult hit Cloverfield is finally seeing a sequel… maybe. In a surprise trailer attached to 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,the mysterious sequel was revealed to the world. What the film is actually about, is a new mystery to be solved! Check out the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, 10 Cloverfield Lane has been virtually unheard of up to this point. With Abrams and Bad Robot dropping tiny hints here and there about a possible continuation, there was no actual confirmation the film was in development. Just hours ago, unsuspecting audiences (including myself) were treated to a tease of the upcoming film with little other information to go on. Was this truly a Cloverfield sequel? J.J. quickly took control of the situation and confirmed the news.
Starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr, 10 Cloverfield Lane (in production for the past couple of years under the title Valencia) seems to be the tale of completely new characters living life in a now post-apocalyptic world years after the events of the first film. Goodman’s character seems to be sheltering two others from experiencing the outside world, one of them gets cabin fever and decides to take life by the balls and venture out into the unknown.
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle (the folks behind Whiplash), the film looks to drop the originals found footage take in favour of a more traditional shooting style. In place of the gimmick, 10 Cloverfield Lane seems like it may take place entirely in one setting, maintaining the uniqueness of the franchise while broaching new narrative territory.
For those eager to learn more about the film, the wait will be a relatively short one. Scheduled for release on March 11th, 2016, 10 Cloverfield Lane will surely have many more surprises awaiting.
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