Cloverfield Sequel Pushed Back to April


We’ve been hearing rumblings about a new Cloverfield for over a year now, ever since rumours surfaced that the upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced film God Particle might become the next entry in the secretive sci-fi series. Paramount and Bad Robot soon confirmed as much by temporarily renaming the film to “2017 Cloverfield Movie” on their release calendar, but since then the movie has been delayed twice, eventually pushing it to 2018 instead. Now, with the February 2nd release date just one month away, many people had been wondering why we had yet to see any marketing at all for the movie. It turns out, there will be no unexpected stealth release… the movie is getting delayed yet again. Hit the jump for more info.

According to Deadline, Paramount has shifted the release date of the next Cloverfield movie from February 2nd to April 20th. The movie still does not have an official title and continues to be shrouded in mystery. The movie stars Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Ziyi Zhang, David Oyelowo and John Ortiz and the plot synopsis is as follows:

“After a scientific experiment aboard the space station involving a particle accelerator has unexpected results, the astronauts find themselves isolated. Following their horrible discovery, the space station crew must fight for survival.”

The movie is directed by Julias Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble) and was written by Oren Uziel (Freaks of Nature, Shimmer Lake) and Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond). It is unclear how this might tie into the so-called “Cloverfield universe” but screenwriter Oren Uziel told Collider that some minor rewrites did happen after they decided to make it a Cloverfield movie. Are you looking forward to the next entry in the Cloverfield series?

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  • Colin

    Please have Frank address the need for everything to be part of a universe at this point on the next show. I’m sure he loves it.

  • LordAwesome

    Please please have Reed review this movie.

  • Mrespony

    Maybe JJ realized he had more work on his hands with The Last Jedi turning into some sort of nerd rage virus.