The first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ surprise Cloverfield sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane (coming out in a little over a month) was one of the best trailers I’ve seen this year: low-key but with something just off, excellent use of music over too much dialogue, and a slow-burning sense of ominousness.
For the movie’s Super Bowl spot, we get a glimpse at how Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character wound up in unhinged survivalist John Goodman’s disaster shelter, and what might lurk outside.
A lot of the Cloverfield hype was based on never showing what the monster looked like. While 10 Cloverfield Lane already seems like it’s based more on the specific paranoia around such a disaster rather than the big monster-movie-style razing of New York City in the original, clearly these humans are going to cross paths with something. Here’s a hint:
10 Cloverfield Lane comes to theaters March 11th.