Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bad Robot Art Show at Gallery 1988

Gallery 1988 - the gallery that brought you the Fringe Benefits Project - had a new show on Friday to celebrate Bad Robot.

The "art experience" featured works inspired by J.J. Abrams' creations, including LOSTFRINGE, Star Trek, Super 8, Revolution, Alias, Felicity, and of course Cloverfield.

There was a lot of great Cloverfield art work, many of which is still available for sale at Gallery1988.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

Matt Reeves on Cloverfield Sequel: "You are going to see it"

Total Film recently caught up with Matt Reeves and interviewed him about the status of Cloverfield 2:
We asked the Cloverfield and Let Me In director what was going on with Cloverfield 2, and he told us: "Well, you are going to see it - we just don't know when [laughs]."

"At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and JJ Abrams is very much involved.

"However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time."

But will the sequel shoot in real-time again? "You see, that's a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time?

"We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can't just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again."
We've heard a similar story before... do you think this sounds like it might actually happen someday?

* thanks to I.V. Kay for sending this in!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Matt Reeves Won't Close The Door On Cloverfield Sequel



During his promotion of Let Me In, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves was recently asked by Collider and MTV if there will ever be a Cloverfield sequel, and he continues to give the same old story: they are still interested in making a sequel... "it's a priority". Just not anytime soon however, as both Reeves' and J.J. Abrams' plates are pretty full right now. Of course, that's exactly what you would expect them to say if they wanted it to be a surprise...!

FYI, Fast forward the video to 12:35 to get to the Cloverfield discussion.

* Thanks to Creative and Markus for emailing this in.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Super 8 NOT Connected To Cloverfield In Any Way

Bad news Cloverfield fans... NY Magazine issued a retraction today after speaking directly to J.J. Abrams, confirming that his new movie Super 8 "has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield". It seems a similar viral campaign may be used, but to reiterate, it "will be totally unconnected to Cloverfield".

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cloverfield Prequel Confirmed: See "Super 8" Trailer With Iron Man 2

Well folk, it has been a long time coming, but it looks like there will be a Cloverfield 2. NY Magazine has confirmed that a trailer for a Cloverfield sequel, titled Super 8, will be shown before Iron Man 2, which premieres at 12:01am on Friday (Thursday @ Midnight). Expect camera phone videos on YouTube shortly there after. Let me know if you find any...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves Keep Hope Alive for Cloverfield Sequel

In two separate interviews, MTV has tried to get to the bottom of the possibility of a Cloverfield sequel. True to form, neither J.J. Abrams nor Matt Reeves will commit to anything. But here we are over two years later, and they still are not dismissing the idea either. They are keeping with the same story since the movie was released, namely, "we have a few ideas we're kicking around".

Would you still like to see a sequel? Or how about a prequel?

MTV: J.J. Abrams Offers 'Cloverfield' Sequel Update, Ponders Having The 'Star Trek' Sequel 'Go Gorn'

MTV: 'Let Me In' Is 'Darker' Than 'Twilight,' Director Matt Reeves Says

* Thanks to St├ęphane and Conor for the updates!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Slusho Makes Another Appearance in Fringe



Slusho! made another guest appearance on Fringe, in the latest episode "Momentum Deferred". However, in the world of Fringe, shape-shifting soldiers from another universe prefer drinking mercury to frozen beverages, even though Slusho itself is imbued with Kaitei No Mitsu!



* Thanks to Titan777 and MisterPine88 for emailing about this!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Slusho! in Fringe Poster

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J.J. Abrams' favorite frozen drink Slusho! has made another non-Cloverfield appearance, this time showing up in the season 2 poster for Fringe. The poster is filled with other Fringe-related Easter eggs as well. Slusho! was also seen in the show, in last seasons' episode "The Road Not Taken".

* Thanks to Corey for emailing about this!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cloverfield on Robot Chicken


The Cloverfield monster made an appearance on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, in this short titled "Too Soon". The stop motion video was cleverly made using the Hasbro Cloverfield Toy.

* Thanks to Evan and Nicole for sending this in!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fan Made Cloverfield Videos

Last month, a fan-made Cloverfield video began making the rounds and picking up a little bit of "I don't think this is real, but..." coverage. We don't normally cover fake news, but yesterday, the second video from abcharu21 was released. This doesn't make it any more legitimate, but it does mean I will get a ton more emails wondering why I haven't posted these. So without further ado, I present to you "new" Cloverfield videos:

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BTW, if you are looking for something real to do, there is an interesting Art ARG going on for LOST Season 6 at damoncarltonandapolarbear.com. The great folks at LOSTARGs.com have been following everything if you want to get all caught up.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cloverfield Poster In Transformers 2

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A Cloverfield poster can be seen in the new Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen movie, which premiered today. Eagle eye viewers spotted the poster in the dorm room where Sam meets his roomate. Here is an exclusive screenshot of the scene.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Slusho! appears in new Star Trek movie



Here is the scene from the upcoming Star Trek movie that shows the appearance of J.J. Abrams' favorite frozen beverage - Slusho! Star Trek opens nationwide March 7th.

BTW, if you haven't been following the Star Trek ARG discovered a few weeks ago, you should check it out. It already looks bigger than the Cloverfield ARG, incorporating real world clues (including a real alien crash site), interactive characters, and who knows what else is in store!!?!?!

To play along, check out the Unfiction forums

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slusho! Will Appear In Fringe!

The latest batch of promotional photos for "The Road Not Taken" confirm that Slusho! will be making an appearance in Fringe.

The mysterious drink made famous by the movie Cloverfield, has also appeared in Alias, Heroes, and will be in the upcoming Star Trek movie as well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

JJ Abrams Mystery Box Edition of WIRED

The May issue of WIRED magazine featuring JJ Abrams as guest editorThe May issue of WIRED magazine recruited JJ Abrams as the guest editor. A year in the making, the "Mystery Issue" features a one-issue redesign directed by JJ, with mind-boggling puzzles on almost every page and hidden clues "that are not apparent at first or second glance."

This means that while many of the articles and puzzles are available online, you will need to get the magazine to get the full Easter egg experience.

Either way, be sure to check out the JJ Abrams article on mysteries and spoilers (spoiler alert: spoilers are bad, mkay?), and the "between-the-pages" interview below.

By the way, the "Mystery Box" on the cover refers to a very funny speech that Abrams gave at the TED conference in March 2007.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Slusho! Themed Star Trek Enterprise

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The official Star Trek website has a new section - The Enterprise Project - featuring models of NCC-1701 redecorated by various artists. One of the most interesting is Enterprise #12, the Slusho! theme by Bad Robot artist and animator Amy Vatanakul. All of the great Slusho! memes are represented, the Seabed Nectar, the Sword logo, "You Can't Drink Just Six", and of course all the fun Slusho! peope and critters. Nice work Amy!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Is there a new Star Trek ARG?

I get a lot of emails about movies, especially if they are J.J. Abrams related. One of the latest featured photos from some Star Trek "dance" parties taken by TheCobraSnake. I'm not much of a Trekkie, but I am a J.J. Abrams fan, so this looked like something I should check out ;)



Anyways, one of the first few photos I looked at had a weird URL written on it. It doesn't look natural (like it is photoshopped or something). Hmmm....



The address - http://0100001101100001.eu - takes you to a weird flash site with static and flashing images and weird sound.


I looked through the other Star Trek party photos, and found two other images with URL's in them:



The two other URL's I found - http://0100000101101100.eu and http://01001111.com, have very similar (or the same?) flash websites.

This could be a CobraSnake thing (gamejack?), but since the photos are Star Trek related, I was thinking it could be for a Star Trek ARG? Does anyone know anyting about this? I googled it, but wasn't able to find anything about it... Just in case, I started a new thread over at Unfiction if you want to investigate it further, or feel free to discuss it in the comments...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Slusho! To Make Apperance In Fringe?

Fringe's John Noble and Anna Torv filming in NYC with a Slusho!J.J. Abrams' sci-fi thriller FRINGE was shooting in NYC this weekend, and SmokeInTheCity captured this photo of John Noble drinking a Slusho!

Is this just some behind the scenes antics, or will the magical drink make an appearance in the show?

The Fringe episode being filmed is The Road Not Taken, which will air May 5th on FOX.

[source: FringeTelevision.com]

FYI, Slusho! made several appearances in Heroes, thanks to J.J. Abrams' friend Greg Grunberg.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

J.J. Abrams at Wondercon on Cloverfield Sequel



J.J. Abrams spoke at the Wondercon Star Trek panel, and answered a fan question about Cloverfield. Take it for what it's worth, but it sounds like the same old story* to me:

We have an idea that we thought was pretty cool that we’re playing with, which means there will be something that’s connected to Cloverfield, but I hope it happens sooner rather than later because the idea is pretty sweet.
If there ever was going to be a sequel, now would be the time to start it, and release the trailer during Star Trek in May. They wouldn't even need to film the whole movie - just the trailer, like they did with Cloverfield.

* See Also:
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Michael Giacchino's Roar at The Oscars


Michael Giacchino's "Roar" from Cloverfield was played as background music while Will Smith presented the award for Visual Effects. The AMPAS, still stuck in the 90s, does not have video available, but check out this clip from YouTube...

* Thanks to Snow and RasGold for emailing about this, and to Derek for the video!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cloverfield's Tagruato in Star Trek Superbowl Commercial

J.J. Abrams dropped another nod to Cloverfield in the latest Star Trek commercial seen during the Superbowl*. The Tagruato logo can be seen on one of the buildings, while J.J. Abrams' name flashes on the screen.


This is the second Cloverfield / Star Trek crossover. We reported earlier that Cloverfield's Slusho! will also be making an appearance in the movie.

Thanks to Evan, Marcus, and Matthew for emailing me about this!

* That's right, I said Superbowl, and not "The Big Game"! Superbowl. Superbowl. Superbowl. Suck it NFL!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary Cloverfield

Today was the one year anniversary of Cloverfield's 1-18-08 premiere. There's still no plans for a sequel, but here's a fun Sally Forth comic from RASGold!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Japanese Cloverfield Novelization

In Japan, there is a novelization book of the Cloverfield screenplay. Unfortunately, it is only available in Japanese.

The good news is that Unfiction's Kosmopol - who speaks Japanese, English, and German - picked up a copy while visitng Japan, and will be posting photos and analysis of the content.

If you speak German, you can read about it on Kosmopol's blog here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cloverfield's Slusho In Star Trek

MTV Interviewed J.J. Abrams about Star Trek, and they revealed that Slusho! will be making an appearance in the upcoming movie!

MTV: I couldn't help but notice the Slusho! reference from "Cloverfield" in the bar scene where Kirk first meets Uhura. Will we see other J.J.-isms peppered throughout the film?

J.J. Abrams: No. That was sort of the only one, and it was just sort of a goof.
I09 reports that a monster similar to Cloverfield also appears in the trailer. Could it be Clover's long lost relative?


For more information on the Star Trek movie, check out TrekMovie.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cloverfield Monster Toy Arrives

Reports are pouring in that the Hasbro Cloverfield monster toy has finally been released into the wild. Here are some unboxing shots of the long awaited Clover action figure, complete with Statue of Liberty head, parasites, and NYC backdrop.

The Hasbro website is now showing them as "in stock", so it's not too late to get your own!

* Thanks to Brian and Andres for sending in pictures!

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