It comes as a rarity when a director or filmmaker decides to secretly create without notice and then surprisingly reveal a film, which is exactly what Bad Robot, the production company owned and operated by legendary filmmaker J.J. Abrams on Thursday.
Released by Paramount and Bad Robot, fans of Abrams set their sights on what appeared to be a trailer for a sequel to Abram’s 2008 film Cloverfield, titled 10 Cloverfield Lane. The unanticipated trailer caught many off guard, and was connected to 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, in which the duo-release appeared online late Thursday evening.
After asking to respond to whether or not the two films were connected, Abrams denied the fact but did confirm the relation of the two films.
“The idea came up a long time ago during production. 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,” he stated during a recent interview with Collider.
This post-apocalyptic style film gives us a taste of what to expect in the upcoming film, being a “blood relative” to its predecessor, not a direct sequel, as stated by Abrams. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to learn the plot of this electrifying, unpredictable action-packed thriller, as 10 Cloverfield Lane is set to hit theaters nationwide on March 11.