When Cloverfield came out in 2006, it was an unexpected hit to found that a new generation for the footage genre was relaunched. It also unexpectedly spawned its own cinematic universe, starting with 10 Cloverfield Lane as the first installment to connect to the original film.
Cloverfield tells the story of a group of New Yorkers throwing a going-away party for their friend Rob, as he embarks on a new job opportunity in Japan. Using cameras meant to capture video goodbye to their friends at hand, they document the night terrifying a deadly and mysterious creature wreaking havoc on the city. Nearly a decade later, the team behind Cloverfield announced what was to be a “spiritual sequel” to the original -10 Cloverfield Lane.
Cloverfield finished on a pretty reliable and unassuming note. 10 Cloverfield Lane tells the story of a woman being held hostage in a bunker and being told by her captor that the outside world has become alienated, which only leads her to learn what is happening behind that concrete door is. These two films can no longer seem different from each other, which undoubtedly led fans to wonder how 10 Cloverfield Lane could be a sequel to Cloverfield.
10 Cloverfield Lane Connection for Original Film
Just with its predecessor and the Cloverfield Paradox, the most recent addition to the film franchise, the release of 10 Cloverfield Lane was shrouded in mystery. The film itself was littered with clues pointing to a larger mystery. Both films used an unusual stunt marketing campaign – fake websites. An original website created in anticipation of Cloverfield’s release informed eagle-eyed fans that a Japanese company named Tagruato was drilling deep into the ocean to reclaim the ingredient used in the beverage released by its mud manufacturing subsidiary. Was doing, Slushmo! A Rob for that company is going to New York for the first film. The Tagruato website saw some more action around the time of the release of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Site Howard Stambler, anti-listed of 10 Cloverfield Lane, as an employee of the month for one of its subsidiaries.
Furthermore, the two films do not have much of a reliable connection, apart from each of them being the world “Cloverfield” in its title. The films have different characters, locations, and monsters. It is possible, but unclear if they also take place in the same universe. But as the Cloverfield franchise is built on small connections, the Tagruato link is enormous. This means that the company was, in some way, responsible for the release of the monsters in each film.
The Tagruato website is still active, with its most recent update going into 2014 to tease the release of Cloverfield Paradox, which is the third installment in the franchise. But rumors have been swirling for a while now that fans can expect a true sequel to Cloverfield. As Tagruato has proved to be the most reliable connection, at least between Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane, it seems that it would be wise to keep an eye on this website.
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