When the trailer for the new movie 10 Cloverfield Lane was released, it was impossible not to imagine it was a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield. Why else use that title? Well, the film’s producer J.J. Abrams has something to say about that. “It’s not Cloverfield 2,” he said.
Speaking to Fandango, Abrams did his best to clear up this common misconception. “This movie is very purposefully not called Cloverfield 2, because it’s not Cloverfield 2,” Abrams explained. “The association is clear and there are multiple connections—and there is a bigger idea at play for us with these movies and this connection.”
Don’t believe him? There’s more.
The story of this movie—and it came to us originally as a spec that was very different in a lot of ways…