Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cloverfield Director Matt Reeves Talks Sequel

Cloverfield Director Matt Reeves still won't commit to the idea of a Cloverfield sequel, but did throw out some interesting possibilities while talking to MTV. One idea was to shoot the sequel in Japan, which is the "source of the inspiration for the [original] film".

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'Cloverfield' Director Matt Reeves Talks Sequel Dilemma
Published by Josh Horowitz on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 5:05 pm.

Ever since "Cloverfield" came out, it's been taken as a fait accompli that a sequel would be greenlit. So where is it? Catching up with director Matt Reeves, the helmer admits to MTV News in an interview that "the studio of course wants it to happen," but wanting something to happen and coming up with the right idea are two very different things.

Reeves says that talks have been frequent if sporadic over the last nine months. "At times it's gone dormant and then it's come back up again," Reeves says of the brainstorming over a sequel.

"There are a couple ideas that have potential but we haven't quite cracked it yet," says Reeves who is juggling his orginal screenplay, The Invisible Woman and his remake of Let the Right One In among his future projects. Trying to pin down just what those Cloverfield sequel ideas are though is easier said than done. One thought was to return to the source of the inspiration for the film. "When we were in Japan we thought, wouldn't it be cool to do it here," he said.

One things seems certain. Don't expect a traditional sequel picking up right after the first with the same (still living) characters. Rather the filmmakers behind the hit film have discussed a sequel that "wasn't necessarily right after that night but had intersections with the original."

Then there's the possibility that Reeves might not direct the sequel at all. Muck like Danny Boyle did for "28 Weeks Later," Reeves said "There was the thought that maybe we'd bring in some young exciting people and we'd produce their take."

"I don’t know at this point," Reeves said. "I think if we find something that would be incredibly fun to make and that we would want to watch then that's what would push it over the top. It's a weird puzzle."


  1. What the hell? I thought Abrams already confirmed a sequel almost 5 months ago, and they STILL haven't even got an idea? I'm really losing interest by now, and I think the other cloverfield fans will (if not already) have by then.

  2. please make cloverfield 2 i beging u

  3. You want more what you can't have. Losing interest is not an option.

  4. Okay, what is this up above?? Wael (whale).....

    Another slusho-like website?

  5. I agree with the above! Please start something soon, before it's too late to do so. I know that I've been waiting for even the smallest info out there!!

  6. I'm kind of vaguely hoping for something on the 1-18-08 site on the 1-year anniversary...but otherwise, JJ's got many irons in the fire with Trek, Fringe, probable increased involvement with LOST (now that it's close to over), and a couple of other things. I can see where he wouldn't want to take on ANOTHER project.

    I'm not expecting to see much more come out of Cloverfield. Honestly, there's only so far you can take a monster franchise, and I'd rather see this one burn out while it's still good, anyway.

  7. An easy take on it would be to do a Documentary style filming. It would still incorporate some of the original filming that made the first movie great (to those of us who didn't get sick) and provide the ability to incorporate more professional film edits and whatnot, as most documentaries are filmed in pieces and edited as they go along. Plus they could set the time frame as near or far in the future as necessary, the total take on the story could be over several hours, days, weeks, months and even years and include footage from the first film as well as "secret military footage" or "classified footage" from fishing boats or whatever from across the globe where incidents have occurred. Come on, a little common sense and this thing is cake!

  8. dont lose faith or interest...

    "its still alive"

    ...corney...but there for a reason.

  9. ps..
    Teddy Hanssen was last seen a year ago this sunday...
    Maybe look for another video? (fingers crossed)