In 2007, Paramount began teasing an upcoming horror movie from J.J. Abrams that we all now know as Cloverfield, a low budget throwback to Godzilla and the monster movies of yesteryear. What was so phenomenal about the movie was the buzz they built through a low-key grassroots marketing campaign that was completely shrouded in mystery. Was it about aliens? Was it a monster movie? Disaster flick? WHAT WAS CLOVERFIELD!?
The gamble paid off. The film followed six young New York City residents on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city and was shot in the “found footage” style. It had a budget of $25 million and earned an astonishing $170 million. Now, in yet another surprising, mysterious coup, it’s been announced that the “spiritual sequel” is not only happening…but it’s already filmed and hitting theaters in March!
Abrams said: “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
It’s titled 10 Cloverfield Lane and the premise is as follows: After a car accident, a young woman comes to in an underground cellar, where most of the action takes place. She fears she has been abducted by a survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside.
So it’s been called a “sequel,” a “spiritual sequel,” a “spinoff” a “blood relative”…so what the hell is it? It’s unlikely we’ll find out what kind of beast this thing is until after it opens on March 11, but the trailer is out now and it looks very enticing!
Oh, and it stars John Fucking Goodman. SOLD.
Watch the trailer below and let’s immediately start geeking out. (okgreatthankyou)
Watch the movie trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, a new film from J.J. Abrams. 10 Cloverfield Lane is coming to theatres March 11th. Director: Dan Trachtenberg Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.