Well, that’s unexpected.
Audience members attending Michael Bay’s new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Thursday night were shown an interesting trailer. The movie stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr, all seemingly staying in some kind of underground bunker. The trailer is dark, mysterious and somehow related to 2007’s Cloverfield.
The sequel (side-quel?) is titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, the trailer definitely emphasizing the Cloverfield part. It was previously known as Valencia and shot fairly under-the-radar.
J.J. Abrams, the producer for the upcoming film, told Collider, “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield.”
So far there haven’t been many more details about the film or how exactly it connects to Cloverfield. It’s a safe assumption that it won’t be a direct sequel. Still, it’s hard not to get excited.
The release date for 10 Cloverfield Lane is March 11, 2016.