A proper Cloverfield sequel is coming

In the late 2000s there was nothing scarier than a found-footage film, and the 2008 hit Cloverfield was not solely an enormous hit for J.J. Abrams however helped launch Matt Reeves into the highlight as one in all Hollywood’s hottest administrators. According to The Hollywood ReporterCloverfield is about to return with a correct sequel, with Abrams producing and Joe Barton penning the script.

If Barton’s title sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of he simply changed Terence Winter because the showrunner on the brand new HBO Max Batman TV present. Barton is working intently with Reeves in creating the collection, because the present is tied to Reeves’ film The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson because the Caped Crusader.

The announcement marks the very first sequel within the franchise and also will characterize Abrams’ return to the Cloverfield universe. There have been two different movies within the shared universe, 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox, neither of which managed to seize the shock and awe of the unique.

Between the viral advertising and marketing and the discovered footage method, the unique Cloverfield grossed $172 million. None of the spin-offs got here near that quantity, which results in the query: Do we want one other Cloverfield film?

Yes, one other Cloverfield film is coming and we want it

Cloverfield stood out from different motion pictures within the late 2000s as a result of it relied closely upon transient glimpses on the monster to provide simply sufficient data to provide the viewers’s creativeness one thing to work with. It’s not a passive horror film the place soar scares are handed to you on a silver platter. It’s a film that makes you lean ahead and squint on the display screen as you query whether or not you simply noticed one thing necessary.

The discovered footage horror subgenre was already in existence on the time due to motion pictures like The Blair Witch Project. In 2008, Reeves performed with the concept everybody has a cellular phone, and the most recent telephones had built-in cameras to file issues a lot simpler than the outdated 8mm cameras of outdated, so when one thing large occurs it’s attainable to file it in actual time.

The new Cloverfield film will not use the discovered footage method, however will hopefully discover one thing as invigorating. Between Abrams and Barton, there’s each motive to assume that the brand new Cloverfield film can have a narrative price telling. It looks like sequels are a dime a dozen, however in the case of Cloverfield there are many locations the place a narrative may proceed, particularly if it follows what occurred years after the invasion.

There isn’t any timeline for the brand new sequel, however Barton’s subsequent mission, aptly titled Invasion, is coming quickly to Amazon.

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