Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cloverfield in SciFi Magazine - Feb 08

Bryan Burk has yet another interview, this time with SciFi Magazine. However, he seems to save a few nuggets of gold for each one.

The biggest revelation in SciFi's interview: Burk confirms it is not based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft! It is NOT Cthulhu!!

Here are some other interesting tidbits from the article:

"From the beginning, we always referred to it as Cloverfield because it's relevant to the movie. We had a lot of initial conversations about what to call the movie, plus there was a long process, for some weird reason, in clearing the name. So we had brief conversations about calling it something else, but we were never calling it Monstrous," he says, referring to early title rumors. "What really happened is that it leaked online and people found out what we were calling it, so basically the fans named the movie. "

Whether others agree with Burk's assessment remains to be seen, but he seems confident in the reaction they've gotten so far. "We've only had two internal screenings, and one was for a group of people who had not seen the script. All of their reactions, to quote them, was that it was one of the rare occasions where the movie lives up to the trailer. I think people are going to love it. It's like a nonstop ride. The experience of watching this movie is like nothing I've personally ever seen ... I hate using bad cliches, but it's an authentic, visceral thriller."

Pausing, he adds with a laugh, "And there is nothing I love more than watching the movie and literally I'm laughing to myself, thinking, 'From the creators of Felicity!'"

* Thanks to Joe for letting me know about the article!


  1. http://youtube.com/watch?v=P3Xa9tD1cTQ

  2. Its interesting that no one has really thought about how the title could be relevant to the movie.

    I wonder how clovers relate to everything...

    a Irish genetically engineered monster thats been sent to NY to steal all of the potatoes?

  3. hey, not all us Irish are potatoe-thieving cloverfield dwellers !

  4. You might want to include a link to said interview... just an idea...

  5. Nvm, I just didn't see the pic.