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‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Gets an Appropriately Clever IMAX Poster

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by Britt Hayes March 2, 2016 @ 5:48 PM
Paramount
Although J.J. Abrams has repeatedly asserted that 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a direct sequel to Cloverfield, the two films do share some DNA, including the revival of Bad Robot's interactive viral marketing. This new IMAX poster not only indulges the studio's fondness for hidden clues and little easter eggs, but also features a very clever design.

‘Star Wars’ Will Soon Have Its First Openly Gay Character

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by Britt Hayes February 26, 2016 @ 8:07 PM
Lucasfilm
Much has been made of the diversity in the new era of Star Wars, with J.J. Abrams smartly casting the franchise’s first black and female leading characters in John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. They weren’t the only diverse part of The Force Awakens, which boasted a noticeably varied assortment of genders and ethnicities in its supporting and extras casting, but many fans are still wondering when — or if — we might see an openly gay character in the newly inclusive franchise. According to J.J. Abrams, it will happen, and soon.

J.J. Abrams Wants to Manage Your ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Expectations

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by Britt Hayes February 26, 2016 @ 6:27 PM
Paramount Pictures
By dubbing their latest sci-fi thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, Bad Robot has done two things: They’ve made sure that fans will flock to see this thing, but they’ve also set expectations a bit high for a film that wasn’t originally connected to Cloverfield. And although J.J. Abrams says that this movie is merely a “blood relative,” the marketing isn’t doing anything to distinguish 10 Cloverfield Lane from its (sorta-kinda) predecessor. But Abrams would still really, really like you to know that these movies are not as related as the title would blatantly suggest.

J.J. Abrams Already Has Plans For Third ‘Cloverfield’ Movie

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by Mike Sampson February 25, 2016 @ 9:13 AM
Paramount Pictures
Are you ready for the CCU (the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe)? Paramount and producer J.J. Abrams are doubling down on their upcoming sequel/spinoff 10 Cloverfield Lane with plans to turn the Cloverfield universe into a legitimate anthology of films and Abrams says he already knows what the next movie will be.

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Might Be Pushed to 2017 Over Showrunner Clash

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 24, 2016 @ 11:26 AM
HBO
If the ho-hum release of HBO’s Vinyl put a cap on the premium cable network’s difficulty launching a major hit in recent years, the well may run far deeper than we realized. HBO’s Westworld adaptation in particular may now end up pushed to 2017, reportedly owing to creative clashes with showrunner Jonathan Nolan.

BB-8 Originally Spoke Written Dialogue in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Mike Sampson February 11, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
Lucasfilm
If you stuck around through the Star Wars: The Force Awakens credits (perhaps waiting in vain for a post-credits scene), you may have noticed that both Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz were credited as “BB-8 Voice Consultants” for the film. Hader spoke about his involvement only briefly saying, “JJ f–-ing around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me.” Now Schwartz has spoken about his contributions revealing that he was originally reciting written dialogue.

Watch the ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Super Bowl Commercial

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 7, 2016 @ 5:55 PM
Paramount Pictures
The Super Bowl commercials weren’t without some early surprises and who better to keep and deliver a secret than J.J. Abrams. Though it was widely reported that Paramount would use their Super Bowl ad time on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer, it turns out that might’ve been a clever bit of misdirection. Right before kickoff, Paramount instead debuted a revealing new 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer, which gives some serious hints at its connection to the original Cloverfield.

James Franco Investigates JFK Assassination in First ‘11.22.63’ Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2016 @ 10:17 AM
Hulu
We’re getting close to the premiere of Hulu’s James Franco / J.J. Abrams / Stephen King thriller 11.22.63, early buzz of which has been pretty strong. You can see for yourself in the first clip, as Franco learns of the deep mystery surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK’s assassination, as outlined by Chris Cooper. It’s like time-travel Mad Libs!