Surprise! J.J. Abrams’ new secret film has a title – 10 Cloverfield Lane – release date, poster, and trailer. There was speculation as to if and when a Cloverfield sequel would ever hit theaters, and producer Abrams, director Dan Trachtenberg, and Paramount Pictures are doing a pretty amazing job of making us guess whether the monster referred to on the poster is from Cloverfield and this can be considered a sequel or if the monster is actually a human character.
The one minute 43 second trailer, which was released in front of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, finds three characters played by John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr. living together. It seems fairly peaceful at first, but then slowly it’s revealed they’re living underground and that Winstead’s character wants to escape. The poster’s also been released featuring a tunnel under a house.
“The idea came up a long time ago during production,” stated Abrams. “We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
10 Cloverfield Lane opens in theaters on March 11, 2016.