The next Cloverfield sequel has kicked off a cryptic viral marketing campaign, which includes at least two websites that fans can scavenge for clues. A release date for the film has also been confirmed for the spring, after being pushed back from February. However, the one thing the third Cloverfield film is missing is a title.
The Cloverfield movies have always been veiled in secrecy, but the title of the third movie has been something of a mystery. It was generally believed it would be God Particle.
However, a Reddit thread posits the potential title of the third Cloverfield movie to be Cloverfield Station. This rumor came about after a Redditor discovered that an FX lighting artist named Rui (Ray) Xu on Linkedin had listed “Cloverfield Station” among his credits. Now, this could all be chocked up to one of the many unsubstantiated rumors flying about, but since then, a Facebook and Instagram account have been discovered for the title, as well as domains for CloverfieldStation.com and CloverfieldStationmovie.com. Naturally, take all of this with a grain of salt, as this could be the work of mischievous internet users who claimed the domains after the rumor spread.
The official viral marketing for the third Cloverfield movie has revealed no hint of its actual title, only teasing a viral marketing campaign. Posted to Reddit, it encourages readers to check out information on a “revolutionary new energy technology” from Tagruato, over at http://tagruato.jp/, a website for the company that was likely responsible for awakening the huge monster that attacked New York in the first Cloverfield — unscrambled, the message reads:
Tokyo – January 18 2018 Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology In what Ceo Ganu Yoshida called a technological great leap forward for our planet This renewable technology will take at least 4 year to complete with along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by April 18 2028
A second URL is also hidden in the message, leading to a scrambled video loop of a woman in glasses and some obscured dialogue. Let the speculation commence.
The title of 10 Cloverfield Lane was revealed just two months before the movie’s release, in a trailer in front of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Meanwhile, the original Cloverfield was actually a working title for the 2008 found-footage film, which stuck after the hype for the teaser trailer grew exponentially.
If official, Cloverfield Station would be a suitable title for a film about astronauts aboard a space station who, after an accident with a particle accelerator, discover that Earth has vanished, which is rumoured to be the story of the new movie. The plot thickens as the astronauts discover traces of another space station nearby.
The untitled Cloverfield sequel is directed by Julius Onah based on a script by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung. It stars Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie and Chris O’Dowd and is due out April 20, 2018.
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