Coverfield fans—didn’t get enough ‘big-ass monster beats the living tar out of New York City’ action last time around? Missing the whole ‘Blair Witch Project, please meet my friend Godzilla’ aesthetic of the original? Well, fret not: according to Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, Coverfield 2 is definitely happening.
However, according to /Film, it may be awhile before you actually get to see it. The creative team behind the film has been busy—Reeves directed Let Me In, producer J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek, and writer Drew Goddard has been working with Steven Spielberg on Robopocalypse. And they still kinda sorta have to actually come up with a story for the thing, according to Reeves:
“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…
“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.”
Rumor has it that Cloverfield 2 won’t be a sequel in the traditional sense in which it takes place after the original; rather, it may be a parallel film that takes place in the same time period as part one—meaning that another group of survivors (and I use that term loosely) film their experiences with the monster. Because if there’s one thing audiences are clamoring for, it’s self-absorbed New Yorkers running through the Big Apple while conveniently pointing a camera at themselves and yelling “OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAAAAAAAT?” for 90 minutes.
What do you think of the Cloverfield 2 news?