J.J. Abrams Hints at ‘Cloverfield’ Trilogy

“If we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories,” says the producer

“10 Cloverfield Lane” producer J.J. Abrams think it would “really cool” to have a third movie in the “Cloverfield” franchise to connect the first two.

“I think that would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to ‘Cloverfield,’ but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories,” Abrams told Entertainment Weekly when asked whether the films could become a modern-day “Twilight Zone.”

Saying there is a “larger conceit” here, Abrams added, “This is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now.”

“There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot,” he said.

“Cloverfield Lane” opens on March 11, and Abrams has said that this film is a “blood relative” to the original film, which was released in 2008 and grossed $170 million globally against a production budget of $25 million.

The second film, which isn’t necessarily a sequel, is tracking at $65 million. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who wakes up locked in a basement after a car accident. John Goodman plays her abductor, who claims he’s simply sheltering her from a world that has become uninhabitable due to a chemical attack.

The footage, however, seems to promise audiences that there is, indeed, a monster involved, as the 30-second teaser ends with a monster-sized roar.

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