Monday, March 2, 2009

Abrams To Bring Back Cloverfield

J.J. Abrams has stated that the team that was behind the hit “Cloverfield” is coming up with ideas for a sequel.
“We’re working on one right now,” said Abrams when asked about a Cloverfield sequel. “The Key obviously is with a sequel, certainly with this film, is that it had 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 guarantee anything and it doesn’t mean that it’s going to work, but it mean you did what you did and not because you’re trying to make a buck. We have an idea for something that’s pretty cool that we’re playing with. It’s something that would be related to ‘Cloverfield’ and hopefully we’ll do something sooner than later, because the ideas are pretty sweet,” added Abrams.
The original film grossed an impressive $40 million in its opening weekend and it only had a budget of $25 million. It made $80 million in domestic gross and $90 million in foreign markets bringing its worldwide total to $170 million.
The movie focused on a monster attack on New York City and was shot documentary-style with a lot of TV actors. The film also had an impressive viral ad campaign that I think made the movie successful.
I am looking forward to seeing how they do another Cloverfield film; I’m just hoping it’s nothing like The Blair Witch Project sequel.
My thoughts are that they need to get rid of the documentary-style way of filming, because if they do use it in the sequel I think most people are going to feel tired of it and the other thing they need to make the story a little tighter. The first one left to many questions and I really want this one to answer all the questions we have from the first film and also make the sequel a more rounded story.
Abrams also stated that he will be producing the film and his longtime collaborators, Drew Goddard and Matt Reeves are serving as writer and director.

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