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J.J. Abrams is following up his 2008 film Cloverfield with its “blood relative,” 10 Cloverfield Lane, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The follow-up is not a direct sequel, but according to Abrams’ above hint, it sounds like it will be in the same vein of the monster smash that caught audiences off guard eight years ago.

The original film was introduced to moviegoers with a sly in-theater trailer that didn’t even have a title. Audience members weren’t quite sure what they were watching, with the story apparently being shot with a handheld camera (using movie magic), but it was clearly intriguing.

Cloverfield follows a group of friends fighting their way out of NYC, which is under attack by an unknown force.

The trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane was quietly released early this morning (January 15) with no warning. At first glance it looks like a few friends casually sitting around playing board games. But it turns out, the story revolves around a young woman who wakes up after a car crash. She’s told that she was rescued and being kept under lock and key for her own safety.

While the release went under the radar, the first look has quite a punch:

Abrams is on deck as producer, with Dan Trachtenberg directing. The trailer also announces the film’s release date on March 11. 2016.

10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.

What do you think of the first look?

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By Brigid Brown