The upcoming Cloverfield sequel has found its director: Babak Anvari, who previously directed Under the Shadow and the Netflix movie I Came By, has been tasked with bringing the series back to the big screen, according to Deadline. (opens in a new tab).
As previously reported, Joe Barton, executive producer of HBO Max’s upcoming prequel series to Matt Reeves’ The Batman, will pen the script, and JJ Abrams will return to produce under his Bad Robot Productions banner.
the hollywood reporter (opens in a new tab) he previously stated that the sequel would not be found in pictures, like the original Cloverfield, but instead would take place after the events of that first film. However, Deadline now says details are being kept under wraps and it’s unclear if it will be a direct sequel to the original or another standalone story in the franchise like 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and 2018’s The Cloverfield Paradox. time to get concrete information on the plot of this new Cloverfield movie, as has been the way with this secret franchise.
The first Cloverfield, directed by Reeves, was one of the most talked about horror movies of 2008, thanks in part to a viral marketing campaign that posted cryptic teasers ahead of screenings of big theatrical releases like Transformers and Beowulf. 10 Cloverfield Lane also had a viral online marketing campaign where information was only revealed close to the release date, and Cloverfield Paradox was released on Netflix at the same time the first trailer was released during the Super Bowl.
Anvari is an exciting directorial choice – Under The Shadow won the filmmaker a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut, while I Came By racked up 30 million hours of viewing on Netflix in its first week and is one of the best thrillers on Netflix right now. available on the transmitter.