JJ Abrams Just Blew Everyone’s Mind With a Surprise Trailer For a ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel

And you’ll be able to see it sooner than you think.

It’s been eight years since the grueling monster attack on New York City in Cloverfield that left the Statue of Liberty headless, Lizzy Caplan in pieces, and the world in awe of a great (if nauseating) found-footage film. While there’s been an abundance of speculation about a sequel (most talk involved the same found-footage format, but from a different group’s point of view during the attack on New York), we gave up hope long ago.

That is, until a new trailer for a sequel to Matt Reeves’ 2008 monster movie that surfaced before screenings of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours — with a release date of March 11th, 2016.

Ominously titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, JJ Abrams told Collider that while the film is not a direct sequel, it is indeed a ‘blood relative’ to Cloverfield. What that means exactly, we have no idea. An annoying younger brother? A second cousin twice removed?

What we do know is that 10 Cloverfield Lane stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallager Jr. We don’t see any monsters in the 1:45 trailer, but we did get a Misery vibe as the three seem holed up in a bunker in a tense relationship with Goodman’s character. Winstead wants out, and while it seems she might ultimately achieve her goal of escape, God only knows what’s on the other side of that door. 

We’ve got out fingers crossed for some more glorious monster mayhem.