The first trailer for Cloverfield 3, now entitled The Cloverfield Paradox, has been released – and not only that, the film is already available to stream on Netflix.
The follow-up to Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, this film marks the third of the J.J. Abrams-produced franchise, which began in 2008, with Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield.
From director Julius Onah, the film was originally entitled God Particle, but as with Trachtenberg’s The Cellar (which was renamed 10 Cloverfield Lane) Bad Robot decided on another title, so the film would fit into the Cloverfield franchise. First announced in 2012, production didn’t actually start on the film until 2016, and while it initially had a tentative release of early 2017, the third Cloverfield film suffered a number of delays.
Now, after months of waiting, the first trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox, starring Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz and David Oyelowo, has been released. And in a bizarre twist (not an unfamiliar feature in anything Abrams has a hand in) after watching the trailer, you can stream the entire film on Netflix now.
The streaming giant was in talks to acquire the film from Paramount in late January, after leaving the Sundance Film Festival with little in hand. A deal between the two companies may seem strange, however Paramount’s new studio chief has been restructuring their film slate since he signed on in 2017. Part of this new structure is to unload the sci-fi films that may not perform well against blockbuster competition in foreign markets. This isn’t the only new sci-fi film that Paramount have sold to Netflix, however, as they recently signed over the international distribution rights for Alex Garland’s Annihilation to the company – however, with Cloverfield 3, they have also sold the domestic distribution rights.
Interestingly, The Cloverfield Paradox seems to be a sequel to the original Cloverfield, taking place not long after New York is destroyed by the first film’s unidentified monster. You won’t have to wait long to find out what happens though, as The Cloverfield Paradox is available on Netflix now!