J.J. Abrams Teases A Third “Cloverfield”

Set for release in two weeks, Paramount Pictures’ “10 Cloverfield Lane” takes us back to the universe of the 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield”, albeit in a story that’s quite different.

Originally self-contained, the Dan Trachtenberg-directed film seems to have been retrofitted to now serve as a “loose side-quel” to the first film. Speaking with J.J. Abrams about the new movie, EW has learned that should this go over well then we might get another film – one more tied back to the first.

Asked if a third is coming, Abrams says a “larger conceit” is in play, but doesn’t think another one is a done deal yet:

“I think that would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to ‘Cloverfield,’ but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories. This is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now. There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.”

John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. star in the new film which opens March 11th.