Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The Original 10 Cloverfield Lane Script: The Cellar
In recent interviews, JJ Abrams has stated that 10 Cloverfield Lane was based on a spec script that he received. The script was titled "The Cellar" and was leaked long before the move came out.
This has been a major spoiler topic over the last couple of months, but now that the movie has been released, it's interesting to see how the original script compares to the finished movie.
The core bunker story is essentially the same, although the characters and their motivations are all slightly different.
The changes are significant enough that I don't think we can draw any conclusions about the movie from the script, but it is an interesting read nonetheless.
btm29 at Reddit has posted the PDF version here.
Give it a read and let me know what you think!
UPDATE: Paramount has the script removed from dropbox with a DMCA takedown notice. If anyone has a mirror link or a torrent of this, let me know in the comments.
In the mean time, I'll post a brief summary of the script and the differences with 10CL soon.