January 15, 2016 10:46 am
Updated: January 15, 2016 11:50 am

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ trailer: J.J. Abrams’ latest surprise

WATCH: The '10 Cloverfield Lane' trailer.

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Paramount and Star Wars/Star Trek director J.J. Abrams are full of surprises. Fresh off his Star Wars directorial debut, Abrams and the film studio have released a trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, which some are speculating is a sequel to 2008’s found-footage film, Cloverfield.

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Cloverfield followed a group of young adults as they tried to survive in the face of a gigantic monster attack (think Godzilla-sized) in New York City. Could 10 Cloverfield Lane be a secret sequel to Abrams’ first film?

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Judging by the trailer’s content, it’s possible. Starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr., it looks like the film takes place inside a bunker of some sort, and whatever’s outside is not friendly.

Abrams said exclusively to Collider“The idea came up a long time ago during production. 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.”

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IMDb describes the plot of the film: “Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.”

It’s a tantalizing, heart-pounding trailer. What’s outside the bunker? Why is Winstead’s character being held? Is Goodman’s character good or bad?

Watch the trailer, above.

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