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If you're watching this.....then you know more than I do.

This was one of the last sentences said by male lead Rob Hawkins (played by Michael Stahl-David) in Cloverfield, the 2008 found footage film by J.J. Abrams. The film was extremely successful when released, grossing over $170 million worldwide from its $25 million budget and a sequel was planned. It was rumoured that the second film would be a prequel taken from the perspective of the military. However, as the years went by and updates were scarce, fans slowly lost hope that there would ever be one.


In true Cloverfield fashion, a trailer was shown in the USA during Thursday night's showing of 13 Hours. Set to the song 'I Think We're Alone Now', the trailer sees Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman seemingly relaxing and playing games in what looks like an underground bunker.

John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth And John Gallagher Jr.
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth And John Gallagher Jr.

However, it's revealed that the set up is actually a hostage situation when the unamed woman escapes her shackles and attempts to open the bunker door, despite Goodman's warning that there's something outside. The trailer ends with the film's title: 10 Cloverfield Lane.


Cloverfield is one of my favourite monster movies. I thought it was very unique, and brilliantly captured the civilians' experiences with the film's scenario; something that we don't normally see in a disaster film. The marketing for the film was also interesting: the teaser trailer for Cloverfield showed the head of the Statue of Liberty being flung into the streets of New York City. While the release date and director was revealed, the film's title wasn't revealed until later.

The fact that both films were revealed without being leaked at all is an achievement in today's world, where trailers and information are leaked all the time via social networking. It's also an achievement considering Abrams was working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens around the same time.

Oh, and did I mention that 10 Cloverfield Lane is in cinemas on 11th March 2016? Yes, that's two months from now.


......And the teaser trailer can be seen below:


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