10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
The top secret sequel!
With the project admirably shrouded in secrecy, just as Cloverfield was, all we have to go on are the two brief trailers – and Super Bowl TV spot – released so far, and the knowledge that this film was originally called Valencia, reportedly an unrelated script featuring a bunker that has been reworked to be part of the
The story focuses on John Goodman as Howard, sharing a bunker deep underground with an injured man ( John Gallagher Jr). Michelle ( Mary Elizabeth Winstead) arrives after a car crash and is told there’s been a chemical attack, so she can’t leave. Thinking Howard could be nothing more than a crazy survivalist, she wants out. But is he right?
Producer JJ Abrams says: “We wanted to make it a blood relative of
Cloverfield.” So does this story take place during the initial attack, to different characters? Or does it happen afterwards? We never find out what happened to New York in the original movie, but clearly somebody, probably the military, found the footage and categorised it, indicating there were survivors. But how many? We hear Howard declare, “Everyone outside of here is dead…”
The original film never explained its title; we simply had on- screen text that said: “Multiple sightings of case designate ‘ Cloverfield’”. Is this the name of the monster?
Below This could get a little messy…