The highly anticipated follow-up to 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane rumored to be titled Cloverfield Station could be on its way to Netflix.
Netflix In Negotiations With Paramount
The streaming service network is reportedly in talks with Paramount Pictures to acquire the global rights, with the exception of China, of the upcoming threequel formerly codenamed God Particle.
Netflix is all about getting exclusive content nowadays and adding an anticipated film like Cloverfield 3 to its content would be a great deal for the streaming service.
Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board also overheard the news that the third Cloverfield would be getting an exclusive release on Netflix as he pointed out on social media.
Overheard on the ground at Sundance: New Cloverfield movie may be heading to Netflix. No confirmation yet and I'm heading into a movie. Just passing along, since the delays HAVE been suspicious...
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 23, 2018
Cloverfield 3 Release Postponed
The third film in the low-budget Cloverfield franchise was originally slated to hit theaters in February. However, the release was pushed back to April and the studios' negotiations with the streaming service could be the reason behind the delay.
Moreover, the pushback would also give Netflix ample time to come up with a slick marketing strategy to promote its latest acquisition.
Paramount has set the film's release for April 20. However, if Netflix and the studio strike a deal, it might debut on the streaming platform sooner than scheduled. This will be the second deal between Paramount and Netflix in just under two months.
Paramount recently agreed to a deal with Netflix over the Natalie Portman-starring film Annihilation. The Alex Garland upcoming sci-fi offering will get a theatrical release only in the United States, Canada, and China whereas the rest of the world will only be able to watch the film on Netflix instead of the big screen.
Film's Plot Details And Cast
The plot Cloverfield Station revolves around a crew of astronauts on board the International Space Station, who are forced to fight for their survival after a scientific experiment involving a particle accelerator goes horribly wrong.
The film is directed by Julius Onah and produced by J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot productions. The film has an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Bruhl, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Chris O'Dowd, and David Oyelowo.
It also stars popular Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who could be the reason behind Paramount's wise decision in having a theatrical release in China.