One of the most surprising calls of tonight’s Super Bowl LII hasn’t been the plays between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots; it was the announcement that Paramount Pictures had decided to pull its anticipated horror sequel, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ from its Spring 2018 theatrical schedule, and Netflix then acquired the premiere rights for the movie. The third installment in the ‘Cloverfield’ franchise will be available on the streaming service immediately after the football game. In honor of the drama’s official release, Netflix has released the key art and sneak peak video.
‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ which was previously subtitled ‘God Particle,’ had been in development since 2012. It serves as the follow-up to the hit 2008 original film, ‘Cloverfield,’ and its popular 2016 sequel, ‘10 Cloverfield Lane.’ Like its two predecessors, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ was produced by J.J. Abrams, and is a Bad Robot Production.
The second sequel in the ‘Cloverfield’ universe, which was also produced by Lindsey Weber, was directed by Julius Onah, and written by Oren Uziel. The story is based on a story Uziel created with Doug Jung. The third installment stars Daniel Brühl, Roger Davies, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo and Zhang Ziyi.
Netflix has released the following synopsis for ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’:
In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.
For more information on ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ visit the sci-fi mystery film’s Netflix page.