Warner Bros. weeps as J.J. Abrams relaunches one of his biggest franchises at another studio

J.J. Abrams fans should be pleased by the latest project to be announced from Bad Robot Productions, as it sees the Star Wars director relaunching one of his biggest sci-fi franchises. Ironically, though, he’s still not committing to that highly lucrative partnership deal he made with Warner Bros. a couple of years back as this particular movie is moving forward at Paramount Pictures instead. Guess what, guys, a new Cloverfield film is on the way.

As first reported by Deadline, the as-yet-untitled Cloverfield 4 will be helmed by Babak Anvari, the British-Iranian filmmaker whose most recent feature was I Came By, a crime thriller that just released this August. Joe Barton is writing the script, while Abrams is once again on board to produce, just as he did for the first three entries in the universe. Namely, 2008’s found-footage alien invasion movie, 2016’s standalone sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane, and 2018’s trilogy-closer The Cloverfield Paradox.

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