Joe Barton of Gotham PD is developing the sequel to Cloverfield at Paramount

It’s been 13 years since fans were first introduced to the world of Cloverfield by Drew Goddard (Bad times at El Royale), Matt Reeves (The Batman) and JJ Abrams, and after two non-direct follow-ups, the franchise is returning to its roots with a proper direct sequel to Joe Barton, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Plot details for the fourth installment in the Cloverfield Franchise is currently being held close to the chest, but sources report that the film being written by Barton will not use the found footage format of the original film. The news of a real sequel comes almost three years after Abrams confirmed during a panel at CinemaCon 2018 that a “true, committedFollow-up in work on the 2008 hit.

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The war of stars The head of the sequel trilogy will return to produce the film through its Bad Robot banner along with Hannah Minghella and Paramount Pictures, the label’s head of film, while the original director Reeves and writer Goddard are currently not in any form will return. In addition to the new venture, Barton recently signed up as the showrunner for Reeves’ spun off series for the Gotham Police Department The Batman.

The original film revolved around a group of 20 New Yorkers celebrating their new job in Japan but are interrupted and have to find their way out of town as they are attacked by an unknown large creature. With a budget of $ 25 million and a mysterious viral marketing campaign The Blair Witch ProjectThe film was a huge hit, grossing over $ 172 million at the global box office and receiving positive reviews for its Cinéma Vérité narration, fast paced pace, and Reeves’ direction.

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Its success would spawn a franchise that included a prequel manga series and two follow-up films in 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield ParadoxThe latter offered some clues as to their connections to the original film. The Damien Chazelle co-author roadway was a box office hit and a critical hit that scored higher ratings than its predecessor, however paradox proved disappointed with the ratings Paramount seemed to be predicting after quietly selling it to Netflix and surprisingly dropping it after the 2018 Super Bowl.

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