Update: Netflix has released a second TV spot for the movie. You can watch it in the section below.
The first trailer for Cloverfield 3, now titled The Cloverfield Paradox, is online. The currently untitled follow-up to Dan Trachtenberg's 2016 film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, which starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman, marks the third installment in the J.J. Abrams-produced franchise from Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions. The unconventional series began with Matt Reeves' 2008 film, Cloverfield, which was based on a script co-written by Reeves and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods).
Cloverfield 3 comes from director Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble), whose highly-anticipated space drama originally went by the title God Particle. But as was the case with Trachtenberg's The Cellar (which became 10 Cloverfield Lane), Bad Robot retooled the film into the latest chapter of the Cloverfield franchise. The film was first announced in 2012 and finally entered production in 2016 - starring Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and more - and it had a tentative release date set for early 2017. Unfortunately, the film suffered numerous delays, and its title was temporarily changed to Untitled Cloverfield Movie. The third Cloverfield movie is now titled The Cloverfield Paradox.
After weeks and months of waiting, the first trailer for Cloverfield 3 has now released, giving audiences their first look at the movie as well as their first real glimpse into its story. You can watch the trailer in the section above and the movie when it hits Netflix tonight!
Netflix entered talks to acquire Cloverfield 3 from Paramount in late January, shortly after leaving Sundance Film Festival 2018 with little to nothing in hand. Although a deal between the two companies may seem odd at first, Paramount's new studio chief has been restructuring their upcoming film slate ever since he signed on last year. Part of that restructuring includes unloading sci-fi films that may not perform as well against blockbuster competition (and with general audiences), especially in foreign markets. And Paramount set a precedent for a potential Cloverfield-Netflix deal by selling the streaming giant the international distribution rights to Alex Garland's Annihilation in December. It's just that, this time around, Paramount bundled up the domestic distribution rights as well.
What's interesting is that Cloverfield Paradox appears to be a proper sequel to the original Cloverfield movie, taking place shortly after New York is razed to the ground by the unidentified monster. Thankfully, the trailer confirms that the movie will be available to stream on Netflix tonight after the Super Bowl, which means fans should have many of their questions answered soon.
- The Cloverfield Paradox/Cloverfield 3 (2018) release date: Feb 04, 2018