J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Production just pulled a Beyoncé on us!

With no notice whatsoever, Abrams’ production company caught fans off guards by dropping a surprise trailer of its upcoming thriller film, “10 Cloverfield Lane”.

10 Cloverfield Lane

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According to /FILM, the surprise trailer of “10 Cloverfield Lane” was attached to Michael Bay‘s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”.

Previously referred to as “Valencia” and “The Cellar”, the post-apocalyptic thriller is helmed by Dan Trachtenberg, the same filmmaker who directed helmed a short film titled “Portal: No Escape”.

Source: CBR.
Source: CBR.

If the title of the film sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because it is a spin-off to Abrams’ 2008 found footage monster movie, “Cloverfield”.

Film site Collider was given an exclusive statement from Abrams himself when they reached out to Paramount Pictures for comment.

The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director said:

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 added.

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The thriller stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher, Jr. in the lead roles.

Best known for her role in “Scott Pilgrim vs the World“, Winstead told Collider in an interview that the story centres on a woman who wakes up in a cellar where she’s being kept by a stranger played by Goodman.

She added:

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.

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It is unclear how it ties to “Cloverfield”, but the plot suggests that both films take place within the same universe.

Check out the official trailer of “10 Cloverfield Lane” below:

“10 Cloverfield Lane” is due to be released on 11th March 2016.

For more information, visit the film’s official website and Facebook page.

Sources: Collider, /FILM.

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