Cloverfield is an American science fiction movie series created by J.J. Abrams. All three films are set in a fictional universe known as the “cloververse.” This universe deals with different creatures attacking earth, and all of them are consequences of the failed experiments conducted by astronauts in outer space. Each film’s main focus or storyline revolves around scientists experimenting to find new energy. Still, every time they are unsuccessful, that leads to consequences that have to be faced by the common people.
Release Date of Cloverfield 4
It is good news for the series fans that the next sequel is in progress, and the writing part is going on. The next in the series will be more closely related to Cloverfield’s first one, and according to the sources, this sequel will not be a found footage one.
In June 2018, J. J. Abrams revealed that the fourth film was in production. He also described the upcoming movie as a “true” and “dedicated” theatrical release sequel to the first movie. But at that moment, it was still being determined when the production of the sequel would begin. Finally, in 2021, it was confirmed that Joe Barton was hired as the scriptwriter.
Later it was revealed that Babak Anvari would be directing the movie and J. J. Abrams, along with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen, would co-produce this film. Also, this movie will be a joint venture between Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures. The disturbing company of the fourth film will be the same as the first and second films, Paramount Pictures, but the release date, trailer, and plot of the fourth film are yet to be revealed.
Cloverfield was the first film of the whole series, and it was released on January 18, 2008. It was a found-footage horror monster film. The film starts with five young people from New York who were attending a farewell party of Rob organized by his lover Lily, Beth, and his friends, fleeing from a giant monster and various other creatures attacking the city. All this was recorded with a handheld camera. Afterward, these friends go to rescue Rob’s true love, and the investigation continues.
10 Cloverfield Lane
The next in the series is 10 Cloverfield Lane. It is a psychological horror with science fiction elements in it. It was released on March 8, 2016. The film starts with a young lady, Michelle, who woke up in an underground bunker after a car crash with Howard and Emmett, who insisted that an event had left earth unsuitable for living. So, then the trio began to live underground and started adapting to the situation down there until it was normal to go out and breathe.
The Cloverfield Paradox
It is the third film of the series, which is a science fiction horror film. It is an original script of God particle, written by Oren Uziel. This film was released on February 4, 2018. So, in this film, the crew performs an experiment that fails and opens a dimension with the parallel earth.
Watch it or Skip it
The first in the series Cloverfield is a must-watch. Also, the second one, 10 Cloverfield Lane, is nearly perfect, as everything from the storyline to the lead is perfect. But the third one that is the Cloverfield Paradox, is a little disappointing. But don’t let the last one from the franchise scare or stop you from watching the earlier two incredible movies, which are worth investing your time in. Moreover, they are just amazing in every sense: the storyline, the direction, the picturization, the thriller, everything.
I hope that the new one in the series will be as great as the first one and will be worth waiting for.