Cloverfield 3 Push the Release Date to April 2018

Posted 2018/01/02 0 0

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The long-awaited third chapter in the Cloverfield franchise has been in development for almost six years. Formerly known as God Particle, the movie was actually supposed to hit theaters in fall 2017. However, the secret sequel was eventually rebranded and reworked into the Cloverfield universe, and then slapped with a February 2, 2018 release date. Now, Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the film has moved from February 2, 2018 to April 20, 2018. It’s slated to release opposite Brad Peyton’s Rampage, a live-action adaptation of the 1980s arcade game of the same name starring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris.

Cloverfield 3 has still not shown us any footage, despite the fact that the film finished production in 2016. For a movie that could presumably open pretty big on its opening weekend, the level of mystery surrounding it this late in the game is almost unprecedented.

The plot for the untitled Cloverfield movie is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby. It stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office), 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).

The untitled Cloverfield movie is directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was since rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung. Considering that the Cloverfield 3 is scheduled to release in April, it’s possible that the first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated follow-up will release alongside Alex Garland’s Annihilation in late February.