New Cloverfield Film in Development With Babak Anvari Directing
A new Cloverfield film is in development with Babak Anvari attached to direct the film. Deadline reported that J.J. Abrams will be producing the film through his label Bad Robot. The film is likely still in early development as no other details have been shared on the film’s direction.
The original Cloverfield film was released back in 2008 and was an intriguing and captivating film that remains a worthy entry in the found-footage horror sci-fi genre. Unfortunately, since the original film, Paramount Pictures has not taken the franchise to the level of its full potential. The original film was helmed by Matt Reeves and followed a group of friends attempting to survive the devastating collateral damage being caused by a Kaiju attack in New York City.
This led to the 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane which was helmed by Dan Trachtenberg and felt like more of a spiritual successor than a direct sequel which saw three people trapped in an underground bunker who found themselves under the belief that the world outside their bunker was no longer inhabitable.
The latest entry was the 2018 film The Cloverfield Paradox. The film was helmed by Julius Onah and was the first one of the franchise to premiere on a streaming service instead of a theatrical release. The film was revealed to be part of the franchise shortly before its premiere and found a scientific team aboard the Cloverfield Station testing a particle accelerator to solve the energy crisis around the world. The experiment goes wrong and leads to a portal to another dimension being opened.
Abrams will co-produce the new Cloverfield film alongside Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen. Reeves, Drew Goddard, and Bryan Burk will serve as executive producers.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available