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Matt Reeves promises Cloverfield 2 not forgotten about

Mar. 21, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Matt Reeves has gotten name-recognition status in the movie community for only two films, CLOVERFIELD, his JJ Abrams-influenced monster movie, and LET ME IN, the surprisingly good, but box office dud remake of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

He may want to forget about the latter, but he's not forgetting about the more profitable former, and according to Reeves, we will still see that long-promised CLOVERFIELD sequel. Right after the ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT movie, right?

“Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when [laughs],” explained Reeves. “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.”

Will the movie be able to keep that real-time effect?

“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?”

I remember a while back hearing that the sequel would be of the same monster attack, but shot from a different first person perspective across town. That could be cool, but I think the sequel would be better off moving on from the initial event.

Would you still head out to see CLOVERFIELD 2 in a few years? Where do you think the sequel should go?

Extra Tidbit: Best viral movie marketing campaign in history if you ask me. It actually made the film much better if you followed along.
Source: Total Film

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4:40AM on 03/22/2011
I did like Cloverfield but I don't need another one.
I did like Cloverfield but I don't need another one.
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2:31AM on 03/22/2011
cool to see everyone on board for a sequel, and yea if it looks good I'll definitely go see it! Not sure where the sequel should go, but I would like to see them move on to a later date and not stick to the first attack.
cool to see everyone on board for a sequel, and yea if it looks good I'll definitely go see it! Not sure where the sequel should go, but I would like to see them move on to a later date and not stick to the first attack.
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12:21AM on 03/22/2011
The problem I had with the first film WAS the viral marketing. If you followed it (Like I did) I was hoping to see some reference to it in the movie. There was nothing.
The problem I had with the first film WAS the viral marketing. If you followed it (Like I did) I was hoping to see some reference to it in the movie. There was nothing.
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11:24PM on 03/21/2011
Clovie isn't a baby. Nobody ever said he was. Matt Reeves used it as a metaphor to describe Clovie's emotional state at having been abruptly awaken.

I agree with the Extra Tidbit. I was elbow deep into the viral marketing, and it heightened the movie experience substantially.
Clovie isn't a baby. Nobody ever said he was. Matt Reeves used it as a metaphor to describe Clovie's emotional state at having been abruptly awaken.

I agree with the Extra Tidbit. I was elbow deep into the viral marketing, and it heightened the movie experience substantially.
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10:08PM on 03/21/2011
I still think the best way to pull of a sequel would be to mirror the time frame shown in the first film but shown completely from the cameras mounted on the soldiers and their equipment.
I still think the best way to pull of a sequel would be to mirror the time frame shown in the first film but shown completely from the cameras mounted on the soldiers and their equipment.
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7:58PM on 03/21/2011

Cool

I'm glad hes finally getting around to a second film. I loved the first one. I think it should be from the military's perspective using the same camera style, that way it would include more of the monster and a lot more action.

My favorite part of the film is when the army is rolling in firing at Clover.
I'm glad hes finally getting around to a second film. I loved the first one. I think it should be from the military's perspective using the same camera style, that way it would include more of the monster and a lot more action.

My favorite part of the film is when the army is rolling in firing at Clover.
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6:36PM on 03/21/2011
A sequel would be good but they need to do something different - rehashing the first movie with someone else's camera footage would be stale.
Oh and also I agree with whoever said "Blair Witch 2" was good - most underrated sequel ever.
A sequel would be good but they need to do something different - rehashing the first movie with someone else's camera footage would be stale.
Oh and also I agree with whoever said "Blair Witch 2" was good - most underrated sequel ever.
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2:22AM on 03/22/2011
At least i am not alone in liking blair witch 2
At least i am not alone in liking blair witch 2
6:18PM on 03/21/2011

pick it up half way

they can get the other perspective, but dont start it all over again. meet it half way and then when the monster meets its defeat show it call out for its mother and then pan the camera towards the ocean. i always thought that a good teaser would be a camera scraping across the bottom of the ocean passing some of those crab-like monsters and then it hits something and stops. a giant i lid opens up and says cloverfield 2 .... fuck yeah
they can get the other perspective, but dont start it all over again. meet it half way and then when the monster meets its defeat show it call out for its mother and then pan the camera towards the ocean. i always thought that a good teaser would be a camera scraping across the bottom of the ocean passing some of those crab-like monsters and then it hits something and stops. a giant i lid opens up and says cloverfield 2 .... fuck yeah
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7:02PM on 03/21/2011
That's a cool idea!
That's a cool idea!
6:08PM on 03/21/2011
Cloverfield was a bad movie. Mostly because of the unlikable and bad actors. It could have been better...
Cloverfield was a bad movie. Mostly because of the unlikable and bad actors. It could have been better...
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11:20PM on 03/21/2011
I agree. The characters were too likable and believable for me to watch the movie more than 6 times in a row.
I agree. The characters were too likable and believable for me to watch the movie more than 6 times in a row.
10:54AM on 03/22/2011
I feel sorry for you. Wasting precious lifetime for this...
I feel sorry for you. Wasting precious lifetime for this...
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5:17PM on 03/21/2011
Good to hear a sequel will be in the workseventually. I had a good time with the first.

I think it should be from the point of view of of the scientists or even the military-hopefully without giving to much away, because the charm of the first it not knowing where the hell Clover came from
Good to hear a sequel will be in the workseventually. I had a good time with the first.

I think it should be from the point of view of of the scientists or even the military-hopefully without giving to much away, because the charm of the first it not knowing where the hell Clover came from
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4:54PM on 03/21/2011
I would welcome a sequel! I loved the first when i saw it in the theater, sadly i havent seen it since!
I would welcome a sequel! I loved the first when i saw it in the theater, sadly i havent seen it since!
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4:50PM on 03/21/2011
Cloverfield was probably the best theater experience I ever had. I'll definitely be there for the sequel.
Cloverfield was probably the best theater experience I ever had. I'll definitely be there for the sequel.
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4:30PM on 03/21/2011

i had 2 problems with the first movie

1. Follow the rats, in any bad situation like earthquake, ship sinking, or alien invation. Rats, birds, dogs and animals know the best way to go.

2. At the end, why did the helicopter fly directly over the monster instead of away from it?

Other than that, good movie, love to see a sequal
1. Follow the rats, in any bad situation like earthquake, ship sinking, or alien invation. Rats, birds, dogs and animals know the best way to go.

2. At the end, why did the helicopter fly directly over the monster instead of away from it?

Other than that, good movie, love to see a sequal
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4:28PM on 03/21/2011
When i first heard about a sequel there was one setence spouted out along the why that frightened me beyond belief. "Imagine if the moster we saw was just a baby." with that in mind i think if the mother came a calling that attack would scare the hell out of me. lets face it the indy shot movie has been done already and it kicked ass its hard to replicate the same event without making it the same movie, ie paranormal activity 2, and yeah blair witch may get crap but honestly i found it a much
When i first heard about a sequel there was one setence spouted out along the why that frightened me beyond belief. "Imagine if the moster we saw was just a baby." with that in mind i think if the mother came a calling that attack would scare the hell out of me. lets face it the indy shot movie has been done already and it kicked ass its hard to replicate the same event without making it the same movie, ie paranormal activity 2, and yeah blair witch may get crap but honestly i found it a much better watch than the first because unlike the first one there was actually events unfolding, they were brave and attempted something new. if a sequel happens i hope they do not retread the same event and just bring mother dearest down looking for some revenge.
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4:59PM on 03/21/2011
Yeah I remember hearing that too. Would be great to see a bigger Cloverfield mother type monster appear.
Yeah I remember hearing that too. Would be great to see a bigger Cloverfield mother type monster appear.
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4:09PM on 03/21/2011
Cloverfield was awful. It was so very stupid.
Cloverfield was awful. It was so very stupid.
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4:02PM on 03/21/2011
Would love to see a sequel. The original one was a really good twist on the whole monster effect.

Plus, it has great replay value.
Would love to see a sequel. The original one was a really good twist on the whole monster effect.

Plus, it has great replay value.
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2:51PM on 03/23/2011
Once again, I agree. Holy shit.
Once again, I agree. Holy shit.
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3:48PM on 03/21/2011

the second camera

It could work doing the "second camera in the city" idea. But to make it good they've have to reveal more about whats going on. Like you could do a couple of sequels and have each be a piece to the overall puzzle.
It could work doing the "second camera in the city" idea. But to make it good they've have to reveal more about whats going on. Like you could do a couple of sequels and have each be a piece to the overall puzzle.
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3:33PM on 03/21/2011
The vibe I got from the original (which I really enjoyed) was that Manhattan was essentially a write off. With that in mind, there's a ton of cool scenarios they could run with for a sequel. Look forward to seeing what they go with.
The vibe I got from the original (which I really enjoyed) was that Manhattan was essentially a write off. With that in mind, there's a ton of cool scenarios they could run with for a sequel. Look forward to seeing what they go with.
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3:28PM on 03/21/2011

GetGlue!

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Oh and I would totally watch a sequel!
Try this cool social network thingy, I'm trying to promote the joblo.com page for it! [link]

Oh and I would totally watch a sequel!
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3:25PM on 03/21/2011
I think this could be a great movie if done properly. Frankly I don't think this movie really warrants a sequel in any way. What the movie had going for it is that nothing like it had been done before. But they run the risk of going the way of Blair Witch 2. I think the sequel should be like a news broadcast of the original story, following a newscrew as they work their way through the events of the original movie
I think this could be a great movie if done properly. Frankly I don't think this movie really warrants a sequel in any way. What the movie had going for it is that nothing like it had been done before. But they run the risk of going the way of Blair Witch 2. I think the sequel should be like a news broadcast of the original story, following a newscrew as they work their way through the events of the original movie
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3:18PM on 03/21/2011
I like SchaefDizzle and Freeden's ideas, but have always pictured just a continuation where the creatures have been able to keep moving beyond the city. I picture views of the big monsters off in the distance swatting at fighter jets from farmland and suburbs. And those parasite things wreaking havoc on cows and kindergartens . . .
I like SchaefDizzle and Freeden's ideas, but have always pictured just a continuation where the creatures have been able to keep moving beyond the city. I picture views of the big monsters off in the distance swatting at fighter jets from farmland and suburbs. And those parasite things wreaking havoc on cows and kindergartens . . .
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3:13PM on 03/21/2011
I actually thought that a mockumentary type thing would make a good sequel to the first film. Really, I can't see the same idea working twice for this. The movie itself was good, but part of what worked was the fresh take on the monster genre. They really have to go for something different here. I'm not too big on a sequel to this, but I enjoyed the first one quite a bit and with JJ Abrams involved, I am definitely willing to give it a chance.
I actually thought that a mockumentary type thing would make a good sequel to the first film. Really, I can't see the same idea working twice for this. The movie itself was good, but part of what worked was the fresh take on the monster genre. They really have to go for something different here. I'm not too big on a sequel to this, but I enjoyed the first one quite a bit and with JJ Abrams involved, I am definitely willing to give it a chance.
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3:06PM on 03/21/2011
I actually liked TDK's more til Heath's death derailed it. It was cool having a character like the Joker "issuing us orders"
I actually liked TDK's more til Heath's death derailed it. It was cool having a character like the Joker "issuing us orders"
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3:03PM on 03/21/2011
Can't wait. I'd love to see the sequel be nothing but newscasts, 48 Hours In-depth reports, History Channel recollections of the event, Science Channel specials, etc. Maybe it's placed a few years after and we can be told what happened and be caught up through news footage and updates by survivors and experts. Then at the very end of the movie, the film is interrupted by the emergency broadcast system and a whole group of Clovers has entered the atmosphere and will crash somewhere in Asia.
Can't wait. I'd love to see the sequel be nothing but newscasts, 48 Hours In-depth reports, History Channel recollections of the event, Science Channel specials, etc. Maybe it's placed a few years after and we can be told what happened and be caught up through news footage and updates by survivors and experts. Then at the very end of the movie, the film is interrupted by the emergency broadcast system and a whole group of Clovers has entered the atmosphere and will crash somewhere in Asia.
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3:14PM on 03/21/2011
Would be a cool way to do it. It's how I picture World War Z, if they do it properly . . .
Would be a cool way to do it. It's how I picture World War Z, if they do it properly . . .
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