I’m still surprised at how much more I’m looking forward to 10 Cloverfield Lane – a sort-of sequel to the found footage movie Cloverfield – than most of the other movies coming out this year. The trailers have been rather mysterious thus far, with only the barest bones of the story being told and everything else kept close to director Dan Trachtenberg’s chest. Mary Elizabeth Winstead gets into a car crash and wakes up in John Goodman’s bunker. But Goodman doesn’t want anyone to leave, and I’m guessing that’s because the outside world is full of kaiju…but that’s still just a guess. If I didn’t know anything about the first Cloverfield, this trailer would have me believing aliens are the threat, and frankly, I wouldn’t put it past J.J. Abrams to pull a fast one on us and switch to a new menace. Anyway, the mystery with this one might not go as deep as the mystery surrounding the first Cloverfield movie, but damn, I’m really into this. Good thing I don’t have long to wait!
10 Cloverfield Lane comes out March 11, 2016.