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Cloverfield gets another movie with 10 Cloverfield Lane

Surprise! J.J. Abrams somehow managed to secretly produce a movie offspring of his 2008 found footage masterpiece Cloverfield, while also putting together the latest Star Wars flick.

A trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane hit last night during the theater screening for Michael Bay's 13 Hours and now you can watch it right here. The movie, which  originally went by the name Valencia and also The Cellar, stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher, Jr.

Originally, back before we knew it was somehow tied to Cloverfield, it was described as a movie about a woman waking up from a car accident. She 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, according to IMDB.

After it's surprise renaming and this new trailer, Abrams had this to say to Collider about the movie:

"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."

What exactly "blood relative" means, remains unclear. But if Cloverfield was about a monstrous attack on New York City (an allegory of 9/11), perhaps 10 Cloverfield Lane is about how that attack impacted those outside the city, either in upstate New York or middle America. (Still a great allegory for 9/11).

Fortunately, we don't have long to wait. The movie, which by the way is not a found footage flick, hits theaters on March 11.

While the official site for 10 Cloverfield Lane is live, the only thing it shows currently is the blurry image seen below.


Update: Now there's the official poster on the site, seen below.