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A Cloverfield Sequel Is In The Works

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A Cloverfield Sequel Is In The Works

A Cloverfield sequel is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The publication reports that Joe Barton will pen the script (Joe Barton, not Joey Barton), while J. J. Abrams will produce once again, alongside Hannah Minghella.

A Cloverfield sequel is in the pipeline. Credit: Paramount Pictures
A Cloverfield sequel is in the pipeline. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Sadly, we don't know a right lot more than that at this stage, but it's exciting news for monster movie fans nonetheless.

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The original film was a huge hit when it was released back in 2008. If you can't remember what it was all about, here's the synopsis: "As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives.

"A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them."

Two separate movies have since been released within the Cloverfield universe - 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 and The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018.

These two weren't as well received though, so the upcoming sequel might come as a surprise to many.

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The year ahead is shaping up to be an exciting one for film fans.

Hopefully we'll all be able to go to the cinema soon, but in the meantime, Netflix has pledged to release a new movie every week.

Netflix has a load of films in the pipeline. Credit: Netflix
Netflix has a load of films in the pipeline. Credit: Netflix

The streaming giant is confident a recent price increase will be justified by a continuous stream of new movies across the year ahead.

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And not just any old movies - movies with an array of huge stars.

Subscribers can look forward to the likes of action-comedy Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, political satire Don't Look Up, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande, and drama Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba.

Announcing the bumper slate, Netflix said: "We're kicking 2021 off with a bang. This year's line-up will surprise and delight cinephiles across the globe with films from Award winning filmmakers, including Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God) and Adam McKay (Don't Look Up).

"We're bringing you a year of films filled with more of the things we know our members love - zombies (Army of the Dead), cowboys (The Harder They Fall, Concrete Cowboy), and high school romance (including the culmination of the To All the Boys and The Kissing Booth trilogies).

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"We're re-introducing you to teen screams (Fear Street trilogy, There's Someone Inside Your House), turning your favorite books into films (The Woman in the Window, Munich, The Last Letter from Your Lover), bringing you more adrenaline-pumping blockbusters (Red Notice, Sweet Girl, Kate) and giving your family a reason to say YES to watching films together (YES DAY, Back to the Outback, Finding 'Ohana)."

You can see the full slate here.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV and Film

Jake Massey
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