The Cloverfield Paradox premiered on Netflix almost immediately following its first trailer which aired during the Super Bowl. While the move was certainly unexpected, it makes sense that such an extreme shift in marketing and film distribution would be attempted by a franchise which all but founded counter-marketing strategies such as alternate reality games and MySpace profiles to promote 2008’s Cloverfield. Overall, when looking beyond the circumstances of The Cloverfield Paradox’s abrupt release, the movie offers up many new questions about the Clover-verse, and it ultimately lived up to my modest expectations for the film.
Fans might go from “not much Cloverfield” to “a whole lotta Cloverfield” in just a few short months! In early January, we learned that the release date for the yet-to-be titled third entry in the Cloverfield franchise was delayed (again) to April of 2018. The original release date for that film was scheduled for way back in February of 2017. It then got pushed to October, 2017 and then February 2018 before landing on its final (?) release date this April. Now, according to a special report, the fourth Cloverfield film will hit theaters just six months after the third one premieres!
Jordan Peele went from being a comic genius to horror mastermind overnight with the unbelievable critical and financial performance of Get Out. Since the success of that picture, there have been reports that Peele would continue to move towards more horror and suspense projects. We learned today that in addition to his other planned directorial projects, Peele will co-produce another horror/suspense story which will examine race in America.
Deadline reports that Peele, Misha Green (writer/producer of Underground), and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company will produce an HBO series based on Matt Ruff’s novel, Lovecraft Country. Here’s how Harper, the book’s publisher, describe’s Ruff’s work: read more
Deadline broke the somewhat confusing announcement that the film God Particle has been dropped from Paramount’s 2017 schedule and has been replaced with the title “New Cloverfield film”.
Rumors have persisted for quite sometime that God Particle was a film that took place in the Cloverfield Universe. Whether God Particle was a direct sequel or a related story such as 10 Cloverfield Lane has not been determined to this day. Bad Robot is famous for “the veil of secrecy” surrounding their projects, so this move (and the lack of information about the film) is not surprising to anyone. The only information anyone has to go on at this time is that the film will be directed by Julius Onah and star David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl and Chris O’Dowd. Deadline reports that the film”focuses on a group of astronauts aboard an international space station who make a shocking discovery and must fight for their survival.” read more