We’re now three months away from the release of director Julius Onah’s installment in the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe, which had previously been titled God Particle. The outer space-set film doesn’t yet have a new title, nor have we seen a trailer or really anything substantial, but the mystery box-style viral marketing did recently begin.
The rumored title is Cloverfield Station, and another new rumor has popped up this week. Reliable entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider took to Twitter last night to issue a very interesting tweet from the floor of Sundance. This year’s Cloverfield film, Sneider allegedly overheard, will be heading straight to Netflix?!
“Overheard on the ground at Sundance: New Cloverfield movie may be heading to Netflix,” Sneider tweeted. “No confirmation yet and I’m heading into a movie. Just passing along, since the delays HAVE been suspicious…”
Overheard on the ground at Sundance: New Cloverfield movie may be heading to Netflix. No confirmation yet and I’m heading into a movie. Just passing along, since the delays HAVE been suspicious…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 23, 2018
The next Cloverfield film has indeed been pushed back a couple times now, most recently from February to April, so it’s entirely possible that *something* unusual is going on behind the scenes. It’s also worth noting that the movie’s April 20 release puts it up against the mega-budget, Dwayne Johnson-starring Rampage at the box office; it would be a smarter move to compete with the movie from home.
Additionally, Paramount’s Annihilation will be hitting Netflix overseas shortly after the US theatrical release next month, as a unique deal was struck between Paramount and the streaming service. We bring this up because it shows that the two companies *are* in bed together, so to speak, testing out groundbreaking new release strategies.
We’ll update you on this one as we learn more.
In the new film…
A team of astronauts make a shocking discovery and end up fighting for survival.
It stars John Ortiz, David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).