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10 Cloverfield Lane will focus on relationship drama

Only having three characters makes for an intimate setting

Even though 10 Cloverfield Lane, the sequel to the 2008 paranormal movie Cloverfield is due out in just over a month, there's still a cloud of mystery surrounding it.

J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, released the surprise trailer to the film earlier this month. Although he didn't say much about it, Abrams did tell Collider that 10 Cloverfield Lane was a "blood relative" to the original film and added they held back on releasing it for as long as possible.

The "veil of secrecy" surrounding it, as star Mary Elizabeth Winstead told Entertainment Weekly during the SAG Awards this past weekend, was in place during the beginning and continued throughout the film's production. According to Winstead, they made the movie in "this little bubble where no one really knew what we were doing."

Much like Abrams, Winstead wouldn't provide any details on the movie's plot, but did offer a little insight into what people could expect from the film. The actress said most of it will focus on the relationship between the three characters forced to live with one another in a bunker and their relationships with one another as they begin to question what's real and what's not.

"There's really only three actors in the whole thing, so it kind of felt like this really intimate experience," Winstead said.

Winstead said she knew from the beginning she wouldn't be able to really talk about the movie until it was released. The actress said even though Abrams was producing 10 Cloverfield Lane at the same time he was directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he never revealed information from either to any of the actors he was working with.

10 Cloverfield Lane, which is being directed by Dan Trachtenberg, is slated to hit theaters March 11.

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