We’ve just kind of taken it for granted that every minute detail of a film’s production will be leaked, released, reported on and dissected for months (if not more) before a trailer even exists. It’s refreshing, then, that on some rare occasions a film can sneak by without anyone ever knowing it was being made at all. This is the case with 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Last night the audiences for Michael Bay’s
Fox News special new movie 13 Hours were treated to a trailer for a mysterious film called 10 Cloverfield Lane. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone.
It turns out the film (previously known alternately as Valencia and The Cellar) is, as producer JJ Abrams puts it, a “blood relative” of 2008’s found footage giant monster movie Cloverfield. We don’t know how exactly the two are connected, but a safe bet is that the characters here are hiding out in a bunker (not all by choice it seems) while a few idiots are filming themselves running around Manhattan.
I’m not really sure Cloverfield needed a sequel (or even a “blood relative”) but this is one hell of a trailer. The cast is wonderful – John Goodman’s always fun and I’d watch Mary Elizabeth Winstead watch paint dry. It was co-written by Whiplash‘s Damien Chazelle and while this may be director Dan Trachtenberg’s first film, you probably remember the excellent Portal fan film he made a few years ago.
10 Cloverfield Lane hits theatres in just eight weeks, on March 11, 2016.