New ‘Cloverfield’ Movie in Development From Director Babak Anvari, J.J. Abrams Producing for Bad Robot

Another chapter in the “Cloverfield” universe is coming.

“Wounds” director Babak Anvari has been tapped to helm the newest installment of the hit horror series. J.J. Abrams is producing from Bad Robot, along with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen. Bryan Burk, Matt Reeves, and Drew Goddard will executive produce. Joe Barton, who penned the 2017 cult horror hit “The Ritual,” is set to write the script.

This next installment is currently in development at Paramount Pictures, and would be the fourth chapter in the experimental sci-fi series. The first film, 2008’s “Cloverfield,” was a found footage alien invasion movie which became a sleeper hit. The second chapter, 2016’s “10 Cloverfield Lane” modified an existing script to fit within the “Cloverfield” universe and became a commercial and critical hit, anchored by strong performances from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman. The third installment, 2018’s space thriller “The Cloverfield Paradox,” was a widely panned but gained notoriety as Netflix announced the project during the Super Bowl, confirming that it would be able to watch right after the game.

Adam B. Vary contributed to this report.

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