A new Cloverfield movie is in the works with director Babak Anvari and writer Joe Barton

New Cloverfield Movie in Development


A new Cloverfield film is currently in development at Paramount.
According to Variety, the sci-fi anthology series is getting another installment, with Wounds director Babak Anvari set to take the helm. The Ritual writer Joe Barton will pen the script.
J.J. Abrams will produce the film for Bad Robot, alongside Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen. Bryan Burk, Matt Reeves, and Drew Goddard are on board as executive producers.
The original Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves and debuted in 2008 following a highly successful yet utterly mysterious marketing campaign. Known for its found footage style, Cloverfield told the story of a group of friends struggling to survive in a city under attack from a giant monster.
At the time, the film’s trailers gave little away, with word of mouth heightening the mystery surrounding the film.
This was followed up by 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 by director Dan Trachtenberg. Cementing the series as an anthology, the new movie wasn’t a straight-up sequel, instead telling the entirely new story of Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – a young woman who awakes in an underground bunker following a car crash, with two men who claim that an unknown event has made the outside world uninhabitable.
10 Cloverfield Lan was met with rave reviews, praising the performances of Winstead and John Goodman, as well as heaping praise on Trachtenberg for the film’s edgy style.
However, the series then took a bit of a left turn with The Cloverfield Paradox…
Made for Netflix by director Julius Onah, The Cloverfield Paradox was met with far less enthusiasm. Telling the story of a crew of international astronauts attempting to solve Earth’s energy crisis, the film received generally negative reviews.
IGN’s review of The Cloverfield Paradox gave it 5.9/10 and said: “The Cloverfield Paradox is a paradox in itself. Split between trying to be a standalone sci-fi space horror and a key linking point in the Cloverfield mythos, the film never truly succeeds at either. The original strains of its space-set plot can’t avoid contrived beats, even despite fun performances and an emotionally powerful arc from Gugu Mbatha-Raw.”
What to Watch After The Cloverfield Paradox<b>Alien</b> 
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As the granddaddy of the paranoid space horror genre, Ridley Scott's Alien stands as one of the scariest monster movies of all time. Terrifying audiences and influencing decades of sci-fi to come, this 1979 stranded-in-space story features Sigourney Weaver as the member of a salvage team who stumbles upon a savage, predatory alien being that rips (and bursts) its way through the crew.
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<b>Available to stream on HBO Go. Available for rent on Amazon Video, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play</b><b>Life</b>
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This 2017 mish-mash of scary space station films featured a top-shelf cast (Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal) and a hostile micro-organism harvested from Martian soil determined to destroy all human life it comes into contact with. If you're looking for claustrophobic cosmic calamity, and have a hankering to see attractive Hollywood stars get devoured from the inside-out, then Life is right for you.
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<b>Only available for purchase</b><b>Godzilla</b>
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If you're looking for a film more in line with Cloverfield than The Cloverfield Paradox, and actually showcases skyscraper-sized beasts battling through a ruined cityscape, then make sure you catch 2014's Godzilla (while staying far far away from 1998's Godzilla). In this new imagining of the Godzilla lore (and the first movie of Legendary's MonsterVerse franchise - which also includes Kong: Skull Island) director Gareth Edwards brought back the idea of Godzilla as the
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While not as notable as some of the other movies on this list, The Cloverfield Paradox seemed to remind fans a lot of 1997's Event Horizon, starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill. Most space horror flicks assault their crew with viruses and/or aliens, but Event Horizon was basically a harrowing haunted house movie on a starship featuring a team of astronauts sent on a mission to investigate the reappearance of a missing ship that reemerged out of nowhere. If you're looking for another movie where scientists get taken out one by one because of a sinister spacetime rift, search no further.
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<b>Available for rent on Amazon Video, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play</b><b>Pandorum</b>
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Pandorum, featuring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, is this list's official sleeper suggestion. Incorporating a few of the lovely Lovecraftian horrors featured in Event Horizon, this deep space trek centers on an interstellar transport mission to relocate humanity to a new planet light years away and the psychosis, paranoia, and delirium brought on by the universe's cold vast embrace. Twists, turns, and cabin fever galore!
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Whether or not the new Cloverfield movie can reach the heady heights of the franchise’s earlier installments remains to be seen.
However, it’s thought that the new film will actually be a direct sequel to the 2008 Cloverfield… just without the found footage.
Want to read more about Cloverfield? Check out our Cloverfield review and find out all about the alternative 10 Cloverfield Lane endings.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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