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‘God Particle’ Writer Explains Connection to ‘Cloverfield‘
‘God Particle’ Writer Explains Connection to ‘Cloverfield‘
Making movies sounds frustrating. Say you’re screenwriter Oren Uziel, and you’ve just put the finishing touches on your latest script, an original and cerebral sci-fi project that you’re pretty proud of. You’ve sold it to J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot, and it’s gotten a big fancy distribution deal from Paramount. Everything seems to be going well, but there’s a catch — if this movie’s going to get made, it’ll have to be slightly remolded so that it can fit into the Cloverfield extended universe. Why, you may ask? Because moviegoers must be tricked into going to see good movies, and original projects become less scary when they can be clearly tied to another movie the audience already knows they like.
Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo Cast in Bad Robot’s ‘Overlord’
Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo Cast in Bad Robot’s ‘Overlord’
10 Cloverfield Lane managed something virtually impossible in modern Hollywood: Its plot and connection to 2008’s Cloverfield was kept a complete secret up to the day of its trailer release, and even then there was no way to know just how it connected to the previous film until people went to the theater to see it. But, now that the cat’s out of the bag, everyone is looking for possible Cloverfield connections in the next slate of Bad Robot movies coming out in the next few years. Today, we might have just found another one.
Bad Robot Taps Director For Supernatural D-Day Movie
Bad Robot Taps Director For Supernatural D-Day Movie
The next big project on Bad Robot’s docket is Overlord, a World War II-era film that — unsurprisingly — has a bit of a twist. Based on a story idea from J.J. Abrams and Billy Ray (Captain Phillips), the studio’s latest effort sounds both timely and somewhat ambitious, but it looks as though Abrams & Co. have found the perfect director for the job in Julius Avery — best known for helming the A24 thriller Son of a Gun.

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