First Poster: “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Following in the wake of the brilliant first trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the ‘blood relative’ to 2008’s “Cloverfield,” the first poster has debuted ahead of its March 11th release.

How much the film ties back to the original is still a big mystery at this point, with the connection likely to be small at best. A source for Hitfix says they attended a test screening back when the film was called “Valencia” and says it ain’t a direct sequel: “If it’s ‘Valencia’ with a new title, then it’s not Cloverfield 2. Saw a preview a few months ago, and it’s big twisty fun… ‘Valencia’ is smaller in scale and a play on Misery. At least for the first half. Heh.”

The majority takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who wakes up in the cellar after a severe car accident and fears she has been abducted.

Her captor, a doomsday prepper (John Goodman), tells her he saved her life and that there has been a terrible chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. She does not know what to believe and as tensions rise, she decides she must escape, regardless of what waits outside.

Dan Trachtenberg, who helmed the acclaimed short “Portal: No Escape,” directs the feature from a script by “Whiplash” writer/director Damien Chazelle along with Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken.