The movie just came out and sequel rumblings have been loosed upon us! We are made aware of this possibility from the mouth of director Matt Reeves thanks to our friends at Boody Disgusting:
Bloody Disgusting was on the Cloverfield red carpet tonight for the premier of the film. While chatting with director Matt Reeves, the subject of a sequel came up. This is what he had to say: “Only time will tell. While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go. The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie! In today’s day and age of people filming their lives on their iphones and handy cams, uploading it to youtube…That was kind of exciting thinking about that.”
If they are going to do another film on handy cams – I am not on board at all. I saw Cloverfield last night and was sea sick by the end of the movie. It was a cool idea, but once was enough. I would have loved to have seen different cameras in this film rather than just following the adventures of one group. I certainly don’t want to see the same story again from another camera as a sequel – this would not interest me in the slightest.
If they are going to do a sequel, use standard film equipment and make a motion picture that follows the Cloverfield monster. Show the origin, how it comes to earth and then follow his wake of destruction – tell the story of the monster. That is a bitchin’ sequel and a fresh take on the events of the day.
Cloverfield was a cool idea, and I am all for another monster movie; but have no interest in another 90 minutes of a camcorder on the run.