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Sunday, March 01, 2009

J.J. Abrams hints at CLOVERFIELD sequel

Cloverfield was one of my very favorite movies from last year. I thought it accomplished just what J.J. Abrams set out to do: give America a leviathan film monster all its very own (read my original review here). It did extremely well at the box office and in DVD/Blu-ray sales, so obviously people are wondering: might we see a second installment of the story?

During the Star Trek panel at WonderCon, Abrams spoke in considerably strong terms that a Cloverfield sequel is indeed in the works...

"We're actually working on an idea right now," Abrams told the packed crowd. "The key obviously at doing any kind of sequel, certainly this film included, is that it better not be a business decision. If you're going to do something, it should be because you're really inspired to do it. It doesn't really have to mean anything, doesn't mean it will work, but it means we did it because we cared, not because we thought we could get the bucks. 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 than later because the idea is pretty sweet."
The novelty of Cloverfield is such that the ideas for stories set during the same attack are virtually limitless. I'd love to see at least two or three more Cloverfield movies. And a good video game that lets the player experience the horror of that "terrible thing" as it destroys New York City.


Anonymous said...

When it first came out, there were mumbles that Cloverfield was one episode in a possible trilogy. Then, Abrams purportedly nixed the other two.

I'm glad that there's still hope for more from this franchise, and I can't wait to see what's in store.

Scoke said...

Best news I've heard in a while. AWESOME. Cloverfield is one of my favorite movies of all time. Great to see they didn't let the masses who didn't understand the film talk louder than them.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. I remember hearing talk of this awhile back something along these lines. Although I heard that instead of being an actual sequel, it would be another film in the same vein, taking place at the same time Cloverfield was taking place but with a new cast of characters.

On one hand, I'd prefer it if they'd do an actual sequel and we could learn a bit more about the stuff, but I also don't think I'd mind the idea too much. I liked Cloverfield and from another point of view, so long as it wasn't too much of a rehash, would be great.