I think I'm one of the few people that really didn't care for the movie Cloverfield. It's not that it was a bad story or that it lacked cool ideas. I was just never fully immersed in the film experience. For me, it was the way that the story was told and the way that it was shot. I never really cared if we got a sequel or not, but I know many of you did like the movie, so I thought you might want to read a little update on where Cloverfield 2 currently stands. STYD had a chance to talk to Drew Goddard, the screenwriter of the film, and here's what he said:
I'm in, I'm ready to do it. 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.
So basically nothing has even started yet, and there's no kind of inclination that it will. When asked about any ideas for the sequel he said,
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. But you've got this Star Trek thing...
Abrams is currently engulfed in the world of the Star Fleet with Star Trek 2, and I'm sure he's already lining up some other directing projects to develop when he's done with it. As for Reeves, he's got a bunch of projects of his own that he's developing.
Did you like the first Cloverfield film, and are you interested in eventually seeing a sequel?