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SXSW: Matt Reeves talks Cloverfield 2

03.13.2010

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming remake LET ME IN, is at SXSW to appear on a panel with other genre directors like Robert Rodriguez, Ruben Fleischer and Ti West to talk about working on horror/thrillers (Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth were scheduled to participate as well but backed out last minute). Before the panel began, I had the opportunity to sit with Reeves and talk at length about LET ME IN and his plans for remaking LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, a move that has many fanboys up in arms. He's an incredibly loquacious and generous guy and I left convinced his vision will leave us well satisfied.

I'll have that full interview for you soon but in the meanwhile, I wanted to pass along some comments at the very end of our interview regarding CLOVERFIELD 2. Reeves directed the original and there's been a lot of talk lately about a sequel getting underway. Here's what Reeves had to say:

"There's always an ebb and flow to the development of something. [JJ Abrams] is doing this or that now and I'm making [LET ME IN] now and I just started editing. He is starting to make a very personal project that's coming out and he just did a pilot. But there are things we've been talking about. Things that are developing. It comes and goes. The way in which I'd be involved hasn't hit a solid form yet. It's up in the air but also percolating. There are all kinds of approaches that have come up, some of which are very different. It's gonna be cool.

He didn't come out and say it, but I'd be willing to wager that Reeves likely won't direct CLOVERFIELD 2. He said he's still planning on filming THE INVISIBLE WOMAN after he wraps on LET ME IN and I'm guessing he wouldn't be available for a CLOVERFIELD sequel until 2012 at the earliest. That said, it does seem to be moving along in the background while both he, JJ and writer Drew Goddard are all busy with other projects.

Extra Tidbit: I really think you're gonna like LET ME IN. Just a hunch.
Source: JoBlo.com

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