In 2008, a found footage movie hit theaters that thrilled and surprised fans around the country.

Produced by JJ Abrams' Bad Robot, the Matt Reeves directed "Cloverfield" brought the horror sub-genre to the mainstream. Rumors are now swirling over a new film called "10 Cloverfield Lane." Is this a sequel to the groundbreaking film?

Moviegoers who were in attendance for the first few screenings of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" on Thursday (Jan. 14), were treated to a trailer for the upcoming Dan Trachtenberg-directed film.

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From Paramount Pictures -- the same company that delivered "Cloverfield" to the masses -- comes a movie formerly known as "Valencia" and later, "The Cellar," and the trailer in question delivered a glimpse of what's to come when it is released on March 11.

Speculation is high here and Abrams released a statement through Paramount about the project, saying:

“The idea came up a long time ago during production. 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.”

Blood relative? That sounds like this movie might be sequel-adjacent -- existing in the same universe as the first.

"10 Cloverfield Lane" stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher, Jr. The blood relative of "Cloverfield" is set to his theaters everywhere on March 11.

Posted by:Aaron Pruner

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