“The idea came up a long time ago during production," Abrams told Collider. "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.”
So maybe not a direct sequel. Or is Abrams misdirecting? Gah. That guy. The point is: he got us. Again. And it's kind of a great feeling.
10 Cloverfield Lane arrives March 11.
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Matt Patches is Thrillist’s Entertainment Editor. He previously wrote for Grantland, Esquire.com, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. Cloverfield was almost ten years ago and, man, he's getting old. Find him on Twitter @misterpatches.