J.J. Abrams produziert den modernen Monsterfilm "1-18-08" aka "Cloverfield" aka "The Parasite" - nach einem Drehbuch von Drew Goddard (u.a. "Lost", "Buffy") - mit einem Budget von ca. 30 Millionen US-Dollar...
Ein Monster aka "The Parasite" sucht New York heim und eine Gruppe junger Leute erlebt das Ganze hautnah...
STYD sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Drew Goddard über die "Cloverfield"-Fortsetzung... [...] "I'm in, I'm ready to do it," Goddard told us today. "Someone call J.J. and tell him to get moving, but because Matt and J.J. and I have been fortunate enough to be busy, it's hard syncing our schedules up. We're all very passionate about returning to that world."
Asked if an idea is on paper, he responded: "If you asked each of us what we wanted to do, you'll get three different answers, which is how the first film was. The aesthetic of Cloverfield benefits from that. Three voices pulling it. Look, nothing would make me happier than to get the three of us in the room to get started." He added with a laugh, "But you've got this Star Trek thing..."
Indeed, Abrams is deep into shooting Star Trek 2 and Reeves is tangled up with a number of projects.
Discussing the original Cloverfield, I told him I saw the film as not just a cool monster movie but a terrific love story. "I'm happy you said that, because I don't normally hear that," Goddard said. "It's certainly what I think of it as, it's a love letter to my wife." [...]
MTV sprach mit J.J. Abrams, u.a. über die "Cloverfield"-Fortsetzung... [...] we asked Abrams for an update on the long-discussed "Cloverfield" sequel. "I wish I could give you an update," he said. "We would love to do it if there was an idea that is worth your time. We're playing with some ideas, but we haven't found the one that you go, 'That's the reason to do it.' " [...]
Total Film sprach kürzlich mit dem Regisseur Matt Reeves über die "Cloverfield"-Fortsetzung... [...] We asked the Cloverfield and Let Me In director what was going on with Cloverfield 2, and he told us: "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 JJ 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."
But will the sequel shoot in real-time again? "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."
MTV sprach mit dem Regisseur Matt Reeves über eine mögliche "Cloverfield"-Fortsetzung... [...] Reeves admitted that both himself and producer J.J. Abrams are focused on other things right now, but there's definitely still a strong interest in returning to that universe.
"It really isn't the moment for [the sequel] to go any further than it has, but it continues to be a priority for both of us," Reeves said. "J.J. is very immersed in putting together 'Super 8.' He's... in pre-production and really, really passionately getting that together. And I'm passionately finishing 'Let Me In.'"
Reeves also confirmed that there's no connection between the two films, "Cloverfield" and "Super 8." "['Super 8'] is not the 'Cloverfield' sequel. ... There literally is no connection whatsoever [between 'Super 8' and 'Cloverfield']. It's just a really cool idea for a film. I know what [J.J. is] doing and it's amazing."
Yesterday, reliable sources told Vulture that Super 8 - J.J. Abrams's top-secret new movie whose clandestine trailer (read about its contents here!) hits theaters this weekend attached to Iron Man 2 - is "absolutely connected to 2008's Cloverfield," though it's not explicitly a sequel. (Hitfix's Drew McWeeny had heard something similar.) At last night's 2010 Time 100 Gala at the Time Warner Center, though, a cagey Abrams insisted otherwise.
"You have to check [out the trailer]," he told us. "But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting." So what does it have to do with? "I won’t be able to tell you until it’s done," he said. So to clarify: Super 8 - another virally marketed Abrams-produced movie featuring otherworldly creatures captured on film by amateur cinematographers - will be totally unconnected to Cloverfield.
We asked if 8's trailer was really sent to theaters in canisters requiring special codes to open. "That is correct," Abrams told us. Certainly such conspicuous security measures only invite the kind of scrutiny that can ruin carefully planned surprises, though, right? "I don’t know if it would matter with you guys," he said, laughing. "I don’t think it matters." Is there a better way to keep secret monster movies under wraps? "I'm working on it," he told us before returning to his meal.
Vulture weiss mehr über den "Super 8" Teaser-Trailer, der angeblich mit "Cloverfield" in Verbindung steht... [...] We have exclusive details on the trailer for the J.J. Abrams-produced Super 8, which will unspool at 12:01 am Thursday night in front of Iron Man 2. We feel compelled to insert a spoiler alert - read no further if you just want it to be a surprise! - lest a livid Cloverfield fan hurl an icy Slusho! in our direction. Here's what we know for certain ...
Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there's an alien creature in the frame. Our sources also say that Super 8 is absolutely connected to 2008's Cloverfield (possibly a prequel, but not a sequel).
Whether the actual Super 8 movie will be set in the seventies, eighties, or present day is anyone's guess. [...]
MTV sprach mit dem Regisseur Matt Reeves über ein mögliches "Cloverfield"-Sequel... [...] "I can tell you nothing, [but] there are these spikes in activity," he said when asked about a second "Cloverfield" movie. "There are things that we keep talking about and things spike up. It very well may happen."
Reeves said that the current core group of "Cloverfield" thinkers consists of himself, Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and screenwriter Drew Goddard, though "there are other people who may get involved as well." Still, the director cautioned fans to remain patient, as it would take some time for "Cloverfield 2" to hit theaters. [...]
CS! berichtet über die WonderCon, auf der J.J. Abrams nach einem "Cloverfield"-Sequel gefragt wurde... [...] "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." [...]
Collider.com sprach bei den Saturn Awards mit Matt Reeves, u.a. über ein mögliches Sequel... [...] While talk of a sequel has been all over cyberspace since the movie first came out, based on what he said last night... I think it’s safe to assume it isn’t happening. Of course, he did say if they came up with a great idea he’d do it, but he’s moving forward with his next project "The Invisible Woman," so I think "Cloverfield 2" will be left alone. [...]
SciFi.com sprach mit J.J. Abrams über "Cloverfield 2"... [...] said that a sequel may or may not happen and revealed that he's more inclined to do something with his Cloverfield partners, writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves, other than a follow-up.
"We're talking about it," Abrams said of Cloverfield 2 during an interview at the Fox upfront presentation for advertisers in New York on May 15, where he was promoting his upcoming SF TV series Fringe. "But the truth is there's another idea that I'd rather do with the same people than do a sequel. It's a whole new thing."
Abrams added, "So my dream is to work with [Goddard and Reeves] again, but do something that's [new]. Having said that, Drew and Matt both, separately, have really good ideas for what [Cloverfield 2] could be. So I don't know. We'll see. I know the studio wants it."
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Bei STYD kommentiert Michael Stahl-David sein mögliches Mitwirken in "Cloverfield 2"... SPOILER !!! [...] has he heard any rumblings about the proposed Cloverfield 2? "I think they're still trying to figure out how they're going to pull it off," the actor laughs. "They have some ideas they're excited about but they're really not sharing them with many people...and they're not sharing them with me." [...]