I think I can say that I enjoyed the trailer for Cloverfield more than I enjoyed the film itself. It wasn’t a bad film, I liked it quite a bit, but if you saw the trailer in theaters as I did, you probably understand. The franchise has seen two subsequent films since the release of the original. The first being 10 Cloverfield Lane released in 2016, and 2018’s The Cloverfield Paradox. Both of those films were originally intended to be stand-alone films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original film is set to get a planned sequel. oe Barton (showrunner for HBO Max‘s upcoming The Batman spin-off series, Gotham P.D), will write the script and J.J. Abrams will produce. While not much is known about the film at this stage, what is known is that the film will not use the found footage format of the original.
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Back in 2007, I was working at Hollywood Video. For the younger readers, it was a place of business where primitive people paid a fee to borrow a movie or video game. I went to watch Transformers.
One of the trailers shown before the feature film, was Cloverfield. I mostly remember seeing the Statue of Liberty’s head rolling down a New York City street. The trailer ended shortly thereafter. No title for the film was given, only a release date, 1-18-08. So while I enjoyed Transformers, the mystery trailer periodically popped in my head throughout the movie. It was also the first thing I mentioned to people when I returned from the theater.
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