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Mary Elizabeth Winstead was the first and only choice for the lead role of Michelle.
The cast members weren't told the title of the movie during production (preserving the secret as long as possible).
The film's life began as a script called "The Cellar" (which had nothing to do with the Cloverfield universe, and was at one time also known as "Valencia"). The script was acquired by J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot and adapted to become "10 Cloverfield Lane".
The name of the gas station Michelle stops at to refuel is named "Kelvin". This is an Easter Egg J.J. Abrams slips into all his projects, a tribute to his maternal grandfather Henry Kelvin who owned an electronics company and influenced Abrams as a boy.
The slushie brand "Slusho" from the original Cloverfield (2008) also appears in the window of a convenience store in this film.
According to producer J.J. Abrams, this is considered a "blood-relative" to the original Cloverfield (2008).
Dan Trachtenberg's feature directorial debut.
Michelle's network carrier on her phone is 'BRT'. This is a shortened version of J.J. Abrams production company, 'Bad Robot'.
A letterhead is seen with "Bold Futura" and Tagruato Inc. on it. This is tied directly with the films viral marketing campaign and the original Cloverfield (2008), as SLUSHO! and Bold Futura are subsidiaries of the fictional company Tagruato. Howard worked with satellites for Bold Futura in this film, Rob was going to Japan to work as Vice President of Marketing for SLUSHO!.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead doesn't speak until 10 minutes into the film.
John Gallagher Jr.'s character Emmett handles a VHS tape of the fictitious movie "Cannibal Airlines"; this is an Easter egg, one of a series of satirical VHS packages created by writer Rob Schrab and used as decorations at producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot film production offices.
All of the visual effects were done in-house at Kelvin Optics at Bad Robot studios.
The first trailer for this film was screened before 13 Hours (2016), a Michael Bay film. The original Cloverfield (2008) also had secretive production and marketing with the first trailer being released before Transformers (2007), another Michael Bay film.
John Goodman is wearing a Missouri shirt through part of the movie. He was born and raised in Missouri.
During one scene, John Goodman's character is watching Pretty in Pink (1986). In that movie, Molly Ringwald's character has a hobby of making dresses. This is a subtle allusion to Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character in this movie, as she also dreams of being a seamstress.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead drives a VW Bora in this film which is identical to the car she drives in Final Destination 3 (2006).
Even though Mary Elizabeth Winstead is barefoot through out the movie. In an interview she stated in a lot of the close up shots she was wearing slip on shoes or flip flops.
The film's teaser trailer was released on January 15, 2016 by J.J. Abrams.
In one scene, for a brief second or two you can see an envelope delivered to him and his last name on there along with his address 10 Cloverfield Lane in Lake Charles.
The story of this film resembles Retreat (2011), which is about a couple who retreats to a deserted island to be invaded by a man who tells them there's been an epidemic outbreak and that they need to stay isolated inside.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead crawls through an airduct in this movie just like Bruce Willis in Die Hard. She played his daughter in the 4th Die Hard movie.
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The jigsaw puzzle Emmet, Michelle and Howard are working on is called catfish. A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using on social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. This could possibly be foreshadowing that isn't what he appears to be.
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John Gallagher Jr. seventh film on the big screen.
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In Spain was released in 259 theaters/264 screens. The film was projected in dubbed version / subtitled version (25 theaters).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Although they take place in the same universe, the film has no apparent connections to Cloverfield (2008). However, producer J.J. Abrams has stated that the studio has a plan to tie the two films, as well as possible future films in the franchise, together.
During a conversation with Michelle, Emmet mentions Howard's theory about space worms. This directly foreshadows the physical appearance of the alien lifeform Michelle encounters in the film's ending.
The film was shot in chronological order, aside from a few reshoots mostly insert shots, i.e. The shot of Howard asking Michelle "How's it going?" through the vent in the air shaft, John Goodman was wearing a fake beard because he had shaved it off.
If you listen closely, The Alien spaceship makes a roar that sounds like the cloverfield monster from the first movie.
The plotline of someone being held inside a bunker under the pretense of the air outside being polluted was also used in the second season of Lost (2004); in both instances, the deceiver eventually dies during an altercation with the deceived person. Both this sequel and Lost were produced by J.J. Abrams.
Has a similar plot to Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Shelter Me (2012). A young woman, Michelle Ryan, wakes up to find she's in a bunker with a man, James Marsters, who has told her it's the end of the world. This episode is based on a story of the same name by Daniel R. Wickline and Mark Vigouroux in the anthology comic magazine Metal Hurlant, issue #9 cover-dated Nov/Dec 2003.

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