Today a trailer was launched from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot productions and Paramount Pictures for a film called 10 Cloverfield Lane, a film in which J.J. said was a “blood relative to Cloverfield”.
Here is the plot summary from wikipedia, 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 this begs a lot of questions, first of which is, is this a sequel to Cloverfield? I would say yes, possibly. It might not be a direct sequel since it has none of the main characters from the first, and maybe the monster isn’t even in this one (the budget for this film is only $5 million), so it’s like a side story, maybe. Also maybe what is outside are those little crab monsters that fell off the big monster, they were pretty fucking vicious in their own right.
When in the Cloverfield timeline does this take place? Honestly I’m not sure. If our main character, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead was conscious for the attack on New York, she wouldn’t question being in the bunker with John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr. After all if I was in a car wreak during or right after a giant monster was attacking New York I wouldn’t ask questions about being in a bunker. Though being the only woman with two men in a bunker shit could get rapey and I would understand that fear from her. So my guess is she was in a wreak right before the attack and when it happened Goodman and Gallagher took her to the shelter instead of the hospital, but that’s just my best guess.
And really that’s all we get from the trailer. We see these three in a bunker, at first looking like a happy normal family, then BAM! Winstead hits Goodman with a bottle and tries to escape causing Goodman to panic, not for her getting out, but for what might get in (hence me thinking the crab monsters from the first).
We’ll have to wait and see though, but not too long the J.J. produced and Dan Trachtenberg directed film comes out March 11, 2016 and has vaulted itself into the list of movies I’m excited for this year, and I can’t wait until all that good good viral marketing starts, after all that was the coolest part of the first movie.