exclusive: after success Top Gun: Maverick And the sonic the hedgehog 2, Paramount Pictures is looking to turn the wheels on another popular franchise as sources tell Deadline it’s new Cloverfield Pic is in the works with Babak Anvari directed and Joe Barton writing the script. JJ Abrams produces from Bad Robot, along with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen. Brian Burke, Matt Reeves, and Drew Goddard will produce executives.
As with any Cloverfield Pic, plot details are kept confidential. It is also unknown how this new installment will relate to its predecessors, whether it is a direct sequel to the original or an anthology piece set in Cloverfield Universe.
The 2008 original film was not only a huge box office success, but was critically acclaimed, especially for its groundbreaking shooting style. Reeves directed this image, helping launch his career and giving Paramount a new world to explore for future installments. The Cloverfield The marketing campaign was ahead of its time, too, with the trailer that ran like a found-in house-party comedy that quickly revealed its sci-fi elements. It is considered one of the best advertising trailers in recent years.
This new installment is the first time Paramount has announced a new release Cloverfield the film as being in development; Previous consequences 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and Cloverfield Paradoxwhich premiered on Netflix in 2018, has been developed as a property with various titles and has not been revealed as Cloverfield Pics up the trailers for the first time.
As for Anvari, the film marks his first tent pole in the studio, having cut his teeth into the thriller world. His first movie 2016 under the shade He won a BAFTA Award for Best Film Director. His second movie wounds, starring Armie Hammer and Zazie Beets, it premiered at Sundance 2019 and in Fortnight for Cannes Managers and was released later that year on Hulu. Babak has also partnered with Lucan Toh and their company Two & Two has a television development deal at AMC, where they are developing a slate of projects.
He recently directed his first major studio movie with Netflix pic I came before, Starring George MacKay, Kelly MacDonald and Hugh Bonneville. The film was released in late August and has garnered more than 30 million watch hours in its first week on the platform.
Anvari is represented by WME, Grandview, Independent Talent Group and Ziffren Brittenham. Barton is represented by CAA, Range Media Partners, and the Independent Talent Group.