While we were all shocked last month when we saw the trailer for the Cloverfield sequel (of sorts), it looks like JJ Abrams has been working on the mythology of Cloverfield for some time and knows where it’s going next.
Abrams calls 10 Cloverfield Lane a “blood relative” to Cloverfield, and this has led some to think that Cloverfield might be a Twilight Zone of sorts, whereby the movies share similarity but are ultimately unrelated; Abrams says it’s not quite that clear: “I think that would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to Cloverfield, but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories.”
“[There’s a] larger conceit; this is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now,. There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.”
Abrams goes on to say: “It’s not Cloverfield 2.
“This movie is very purposefully not called Cloverfield 2, because it’s not Cloverfield 2. The association is clear and there are multiple connections—and there is a bigger idea at play for us with these movies and this connection.
“The story of this movie—and it came to us originally as a spec that was very different in a lot of ways and an unrelated thing altogether—is definitely about different kinds of monsters. And while the Cloverfield monster isn’t in this movie, there’s a new monster and there’s something else that happens, but I don’t want to ruin the ending.”
We love the look of 10 Cloverfield Lane and, yup, we adored the first movie so we can’t wait to see where this goes and what lies beyond.
Let us know your thoughts, folks.