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Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks about the secrecy of 10 Cloverfield Lane

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So how about that secret Cloverfield sequel, huh? Two weeks ago, out of completely nowhere, producer JJ Abrams suddenly dropped the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, which he referred to as a “blood relative” to director Matt Reeves’ 2008 cult classic found-footage monster movie. What was even more surprising about this new movie was that it had seemingly been in development for some time now already, with most people either completely unaware of it, or thinking it was a totally different movie.

Which it actually kind of was, as it had seemingly started life as a pot boiler thriller about a lady who is involved in a car accident, only awaken in an underground bunker with a man who claims he rescued her from the carnage of some unnamed calamity on the surface. The original pitch hinted at a nuclear war, but it would seem that now instead it would be the Cloverfield monster attack that has driven these people below ground. Well, we think, because in completely normal JJ Abrams fashion, this movie has been completely wrapped up in secrecy for the entire time it’s been in development.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays the abovementioned lady in this story and EW spoke to her about how amazing it is that everything about this movie has stayed under wraps for this long.

“There is this veil of secrecy to it from the very beginning. We were making this movie in this little bubble where nobody else knew what we were doing and there’s really only three actors in the whole thing, so it kind of felt like this really intimate experience. Now that it’s about to come out, it’s sort of crazy — like, ‘Oh yeah, people are excited to see this movie.’ I forgot that that was going to happen.”

 

The other two parties of the “three actors” that Winstead mentions is John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr, and the actress says that working with so few people in such an enclosed environment, gave the whole production an almost theatre play feel. All of which just added to the intense atmosphere.

“It’s so much about just the actors interacting with each other and that tension that builds, just all wondering if they are who they say the are, if they’re telling the truth or not, and really wondering what’s outside.”

And exactly what is outside? Well, Winstead isn’t sharing, even though she hints that that may have changed from the movie’s original inception.

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“We always have the script. We know where it’s all leading to. As production went on there were rewrites, as there usually are, but nothing that was major. It was always something that I knew we weren’t going to be able to talk about until people saw the movie.

Clearly, Ms Winstead had graduated top of her class at the JJ Abrams School of Not Telling You Anything. 10 Cloverfield Lane, whatever it may actually turn out to be, is scheduled for international release on 11 March. Yes, this coming 11 March in just over a month’s time. And if that still too long to wait, then you can check out that gripping trailer again below.

Last Updated: February 1, 2016

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  1. Finally, a JJ that I like…

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 1, 2016 at 11:47

      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        February 1, 2016 at 11:50

        Agreed, BY FAR

        Reply

        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 1, 2016 at 11:53

          And Jessica Jones.

          Reply

      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        February 1, 2016 at 11:53

        Agreed

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 1, 2016 at 11:54

        But technically isn’t he JJJ?

        What about this one?

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 1, 2016 at 11:54

          Who is that?!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 1, 2016 at 11:55

            It’s Double J Jeff Jarrett!

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 1, 2016 at 11:56

            To google!

          • RinceThis

            February 1, 2016 at 12:20

            But that is… 0_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 1, 2016 at 12:32

            Ken from Street Fighter?

          • RinceThis

            February 1, 2016 at 12:37

            Sexist!

          • Hammersteyn

            February 1, 2016 at 12:17

            Really?

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 1, 2016 at 12:18

            I was never much of a tv kid. And we didn’t have dstv or anything.

      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        February 1, 2016 at 11:58

        Worst Peter Parker ever

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 1, 2016 at 12:03

          In hindsight yes.

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 1, 2016 at 11:53

      Hey!

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      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        February 1, 2016 at 12:03

        I don’t like you, I really like you

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 1, 2016 at 12:18

          I see -_o

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  2. Hammersteyn

    February 1, 2016 at 11:45

    I hate trailers like these. Don’t go out, I’m going out, I forbid you, you’re not stopping me, violence erupts, person makes it out, plot twist, roll credits. Why even go see the movie now?

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    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      February 1, 2016 at 11:51

      Well I didn’t watch the trailer, now you spoiled it for me.

      DAMMIT BUFFALO, YOU WERE GOING TO SHOW ME THE ROAD!

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 1, 2016 at 11:55

      Ah, but you see, you don’t know the song playing during the credits. That’s where they get you.

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    • HvR

      February 1, 2016 at 11:56

      Plot twist, monster is the offspring of John Goodman and Roseanne Barr

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      • Coughsie

        February 1, 2016 at 13:19

        I don’t think cross-species copulation has ever successfully yielded any offspring…

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  3. RinceThis

    February 1, 2016 at 12:21

    Colour me intrigued.

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    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      February 1, 2016 at 12:27

      LET ME GUESS THE COLOUR!

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      • RinceThis

        February 1, 2016 at 12:37

        Pink! I mean 0-O

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 1, 2016 at 12:53

          You called?!

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  4. DragonSpirit009

    February 1, 2016 at 12:24

    Dammit… Now I’m going to have to save money for this as well!!

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 1, 2016 at 12:50

      Too many greatnessess! 😀

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