Remember Cloverfield? The modestly successful found-footage apocalyptic monster movie from 2008 is getting a sequel called 10 Cloverfield Lane, and it’s out in less than two months. Um, what?
As far as movies go, it’s pretty hard to spring a surprise on the general public. Artists publicize upcoming work, eager fans find photos of sets, studios greenlight and announce sequels immediately, and marketing machines start a half-year or longer in advance. However, Cloverfield isn’t your average sci-fi franchise. Released just about 8 years ago from a studio best known for high-concept television, the monster mystery was quickly buzzed-about amongst film fans before becoming an afterthought by the end of the year. So yeah, that’s getting a sequel (called 10 Cloverfield Lane) in less than two months, and we’re only seeing the first trailer right now. It kind of all makes sense in a weird way, doesn’t it? Here’s the trailer:
Even though it’s not found footage nor filled to the brim with CW stars, 10 Cloverfield Lane still seems to tie to some of the original Cloverfield’s themes; especially keeping the titular monster at bay. Instead, this low-budget film from unproven feature film director Dan Trachtenberg will focus on a tense quarantine situation where John Goodman is keeping Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. underground due to an outside threat (apparently the first film’s monster, though who knows what twists Abrams has in store). And of course it’s got some LOST ties that Bad Robot fans should recognize as a creepy shut-in plays oldies in a bunker. At least we know what’s in the hatch this time! Kinda…
What do you think of this trailer? Is the younger male star a Dave Rudden doppelganger? Sound off below!