Cloverfield has always been one of those films where I would have loved a sequel. They left just enough to the imagination to leave you wanting to learn more. By the end of the film, you still have no idea where the giant Godzilla-like creature came from or whether or not he was ever able to be stopped. Sure, the idea of “found footage” suggests that there were at least some survivors, but how many or what condition they are in remained unknown. So imagine my utter glee when I find out that we will be getting a sequel of the original movie and that we only have to wait until March! I was ecstatic!! But what does this new film, titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, have to offer?
As it turns out, we really do not know. At least not yet. Producer J.J. Abbrams shared in an interview with Collider that he wanted to create a “blood relative” to the movie Cloverfield and that he wanted to hold back the title as long as possible. Additionally he stated that the idea for the film was something developed over time, more like a passion project rather than a massive and quick money-grab. The film stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher, Jr.
Winstead, in a previous interview, also said that the film will revolve around a woman who waked up in a cellar where she is being kept by a stranger:
“He tells me that basically the world is over outside because there’s been a nuclear fall-out. It does have similarity to Faults, in some ways, because you don’t know who’s telling the truth or who to believe. There’s a lot of, who’s manipulating who, and all of that. Tonally, it’s very different, but it has some of those same themes.”
Unfortunately, this film doesn’t appear to be a direct sequel to the original film but it is, at the very least, a movie set in the same world. So we do not exactly know HOW it ties back to Cloverfield, but Abrams stating that it is a “blood relative” suggests that the original film will have a fairly heavy influence on the newest installment.
OH! and before I forget… it hopefully wont be in a “found footage” style! At least not in the trailer (That is below) so there is hope still. I am not a fan of the found-footage genre of films, Cloverfield was one of the few movies that was early enough to pull this off without it being too annoying. But if they tried doing that again, I feel like it would hinder the film rather than help it.
The movie is titled 10 Cloverfield Lane and it is set to release on March 11th of this year! Here is the trailer below: