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Surprise! New Trailer Offers First Look At Cloverfield Sequel

By James Preston Poole

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In this day and age of spoiler culture, it’s very difficult to keep details of upcoming films from leaking out. Keeping the entire production of a film a secret until two months before its release? Damn near impossible.

Yet last Friday, producer J.J. Abrams pulled a fast one on moviegoers ever by revealing the secret project he’s been working on to be none other than a follow-up to his hugely successful found-footage monster movie “Cloverfield” via this trailer:

As you can see, the trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane” starts off with the rather peculiar scenario of characters played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher, Jr. living their daily lives in a secluded bunker set to “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James and the Shondells. As the music distorts, their activities go from mundane to eerie.

A growing tension between Winstead and Goodman’s respective characters is portrayed as Winstead begins to plot her escape, eventually culminating in Winstead breaking a bottle over Goodman’s head and running for the exit of the bunker. When he warns her not to go out of the bunker, she looks out of the window and sees something that makes her gasp.

The title “10 Cloverfield Lane” gives us a pretty good idea of what could be out there.



For those not in the know, “Cloverfield” was a film from 2008 renowned for its extensive viral marketing making moviegoers everywhere curious. Once the mystery box opened, film-goers were greeted with a compelling monster flick that was one of the first to convincingly utilize found footage techniques.

How exactly “10 Cloverfield Lane” will tie in with that film has yet to be seen, although J.J. Abrams has claimed in an exclusive statement to Collider that the film is a “blood relative” to the original.

The internet is practically on fire with speculation already!

Regardless, this tense trailer all but guarantees many will be in attendance when “10 Cloverfield Ln” premieres on March 11.