Director Matt Reeves Still Believes in Cloverfield 2
03.22.11 by Ryan
Cloverfield director Matt Reeves revealed that a sequel to the 2008 monster movie was "on hold" while Reeves worked on horror remake Let Me In and producer J.J. Abrams directed his upcoming sci-fi movie, Super 8. While scheduling has yet to reunite the two, Reeves told Total Film that Cloverfield 2 will happen—just when is the issue.
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 J.J. 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.
The time it takes to prepare the sequel may help the creative team create an original sequel that Reeves says will still use the convention of real-time, "found" footage.
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.
Cloverfield followed a group of friends in New York the night a monster attacked the city and earned $170 million in worldwide box office on a $25 million budget. The sequel could occur sooner rather than later if some conspiracy theorists are correct in theorizing that Abrams' Super 8 is actually a prequel to Cloverfield.