Watch the Trailer for Mysterious New JJ Abrams Film 10 Cloverfield Lane

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JJ Abrams loves surprises. He was very careful not to reveal much about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in advance, and some of his other movies as both director and producer have been made virtually in secret, with little advance word before the first trailer dropped. This is the case with his latest production, entitled 10 Cloverfield Lane. Watch the new trailer below:

The title implies that it will be a sequel to Abrams's 2008 monster movie Cloverfield, which he produced and was directed by Matt Reeves. However, Abrams has issued a statement, explaining the the film would be a "blood relative" rather than a direct follow-up. "The idea came up a long time ago," he told Collider. "We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead--who stars in the film alongside John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.--provided a few more details about the project last year, when it was being referred to as Valencia. "It was really fun," she said. "It's another really contained film. It's just three actors, in the whole thing. It's me and John Goodman and John Gallagher, Jr. I get to be a little bad-ass in it, which was really fun.

"Basically my character wakes up in a cellar and I'm being kept down there by John Goodman. He tells me that the world is over outside because there's been a nuclear fall-out. There's a lot of, who's manipulating who, and all of that."

10 Cloverfield Lane is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, making his directing debut. Abrams is producing, with a script co-written by Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. It is due to be released on March 11, 2016.

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