Great Guns' Dan Trachtenberg directs feature debut, billed as a ‘blood relative’ of the original film
J.J. Abrams has somehow managed to find time to secretly produce a follow on of his 2008 found footage box office hit Cloverfield, whilst also directing the latest Star Wars movie. The trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane shown before '13 Hours' at the weekend definitely didn’t go unnoticed, sending social media into a frenzy.
Abrams enlisted Great Guns commercial film director Dan Trachtenberg to direct the movie who, a few years ago, released the short films More Than You Can Chew for Black Box TV and Portal: No Escape, based in the world of the videogame Portal. The latter amassed almost 17million YouTube views and soon got him noticed in Hollywood. 10 Cloverfield Lane is Trachtenberg’s first full-length feature film, although he is also currently developing the time travel heist movie Crime of the Century for Universal Pictures.
Other than the surprise trailer not a lot has been revealed about 10 Cloverfield Lane. It was shot in New Orleans under the working title Valencia, and post-produced at Bad Robot – veiled beneath the added security implemented for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, being completed simultaneously at the same premises.
The film stars John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and premieres on March 11th 2016.