Welcome to the age of sudden guerrilla releases of entire damn movies, with the shock announcement of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox being released to Netflix immediately after the Super Bowl.
This is the second sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield; with 10 Cloverfield Lane being released on 2016. The Cloverfield Paradox has been in development since 2012, at one point being called God Particle. Since then it’s been continually postponed…until, I guess, somebody having the bright idea to just spring it upon one of the biggest TV watching audiences on the planet during the Super Bowl.
Will this strategy work for the J.J. Abrams production? We’ve heard of sudden album releases by big stars, but I think this is one of the first times a whole big-budget film has been handled in such a manner.
An early plot description of the flick described it as follows:
A team of astronauts aboard an international space station find themselves alone after a scientific experiment involving a particle accelerator makes the Earth vanish. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following their horrible discovery.
A fourth Cloverfield, set in World War II, is rumored to have already been completed and set for an October release.