Earlier today, Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed that Paramount is (finally) making a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield. Joe Barton (showrunner for the HBO Max’s upcoming Batman/Gotham PD television series) will be writing the film’s script, which will apparently not be done in a found footage format.
The project will also be under JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot banner, although original Cloverfield director Matt Reeves will not be involved this time.
As you might imagine, fans of the original 2008 movie (like myself) are absolutely thrilled. In addition to a completely unique take/perspective for a kaiju destruction movie, Cloverfield also featured an enthralling alternate reality game (ARG) leading up to its release.
Since then, we’ve gotten two more movies under the Cloverfield banner. 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane was great, but also utilized a shamelessly deceptive marketing campaign to imply it was a direct sequel when it wasn’t at all. In 2018, Cloverfield Paradox tried to tie both movies together and ended up being a jumbled mess.
There’s no word yet on whether this film will incorporate elements from Lane or Paradox. Whatever the case, though, one of the most fun things about a Cloverfield film is all the wild speculation and puzzle solving that goes on before it’s released. Even without Matt Reeves returning, those of us who love this franchise are all types of excited to start dissecting every little bit of news we get as this one gets made.
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