Cloverfield has never really been a traditional franchise. It started out as a twist on the giant monster genre, except with the unique, found footage skin thrown over it.
From there, it surprised again when its sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was revealed. Rather than have it be a traditional sequel, it told its own story, and only by the end did the viewer realize it was connected to the same universe as Cloverfield. What’s more, in an age of big-budget blockbusters, it dared to be a quiet, low-key horror film with a high concept.
Now, it looks like the Cloverfield franchise could make another unexpected move with its next outing. According to The Tracking Board editor-in-chief Jeff Sneider, Cloverfield 3 (rumored title Cloverfield Station) may be heading straight to Netflix.
Here’s his tweet below:
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
It’s worth reiterating that this is just something that was overheard at Sundance, and by no means means it’s a sure thing. That being said, it would be an interesting and smart move from the studio, and could justify some of the delays the film has been having.
Plus, in today’s era of big-budget blockbusters, we’re seeing more and more low-to-mid-budget films premiere on the streaming service. As time has gone on, audiences have been more and more content with their in-home theater experiences, and a more intimate franchise like Cloverfield would be a great way to truly test that appeal.
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SOURCE: Jeff Sneider