Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
Secret “CLOVERFIELD” Sequel Coming in March!Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Say what you want about J.J. Abrams, but there’s no figure in the film industry quite as unique in terms of branding. One of the few filmmakers who can preserve mystique in a spoiler-filled internet culture, Abrams has mastered the art of covert production, viral marketing and audience curiosity, even with a project as big as STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. However, the fact that J.J. Abrams has produced a sequel to his hit alien invasion film CLOVERFIELD with absolutely zero fanfare or leaks is a master stroke for Bad Robot, who announced the film shortly after the trailer (attached to 13 DAYS) was leaked online.
The film, called 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (with specific emphasis on CLOVERFIELD), has been described as a project that is a “blood relative” with CLOVERFIELD, and knowing Abrams, he just might be speaking literally. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken and WHIPLASH director Damien Chazelle, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE appears to follow a trio of people locked in a survival cellar following a supposed post-apocalyptic event as tension builds and an escape attempt is made… but what exactly awaits on the other side of the door? Probably a bunch of CLOVERFIELD monsters (or, if the blood relative remark is to be taken less cryptically, some kind of government experiment variation), but with a cast that is headlined by John Goodman (RED STATE), John Gallagher Jr. (THE BELKO EXPERIMENT) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (FAULTS), this writer feels that this is going to be something really special. Add in the film’s March 11th release date and suddenly, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE has instantly become a highly anticipated genre title.
You can check out the official trailer for 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE below! Stay tuned for more on 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE once it’s available!