'10 Cloverfield Lane' Trailer, J.J. Abrams "Surprise/Secret" Follow-Up To 2008 'Cloverfield'

By Matt O'Bryant

It's been about two months since the release of J.J. Abrams' mega blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens the director and his production company Bad Robot are already up to their old secretive ways again! A new trailer attached to Michael Bay's 13 Hours hit theaters last night to the surprise of everyone in the entire film industry. The film titled 10 Cloverfield Lane has been completely hidden from the public until now, and is the follow-up to J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot and director Matt Reeve's 2008 found footage monster movie hit Cloverfield.

Considering the day in a age we live in where almost nothing about films can be kept a secret. I find it incredibly cool that Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot, and J.J. Abrams were able to surprise the films audiences across the country with such a unique thing. The film was made under the disguise name of Valencia and is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr. Check out some comments below along with the official trailer. Sounds off in the comments section and let us know what you think about this surprise film.

Earlier this morning J.J. Abrams commented about this secret film to Collider just a few hours after the trailer was released in theaters:

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.
— J.J. Abrams

Check out the awesome trailer below:


Here are some interesting comments from star Mary Elizabeth Winstead from an interview last year, when she was talking about the film "Valencia", which we all know now was actually this film 10 Cloverfield Lane.

It’s basically my character wakes up in a cellar and I’m being kept down there by John Goodman. He tells me that basically the world is over outside because there’s been a nuclear fall-out. It does have similarity to Faults, in some ways, because you don’t know who’s telling the truth or who to believe. There’s a lot of, who’s manipulating who, and all of that. Tonally, it’s very different, but it has some of those same themes.
— Mary Elizabeth Winstead

10 Cloverfield Lane hits theaters on March 11th, 2016.