Snuck in front of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi -- because Michael Bay movies are bulky blockbusters perfect for hiding behind? -- Abrams' latest hush-hush horror movie continues the Cloverfield brand. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof), John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom), and John Goodman (c'mon, you don't know John Goodman?) as a trio holed up in a bunker, surviving... something. Another Cloverfield monster? The trailer ends with an animal growl, but really, anything could be up Abrams' sleeve.
“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.