Will There or Will There not be a Sequel to ‘Cloverfield’?
JJ Abrams and Matthew Reeves have been dancing around the notion of making a sequel to Cloverfield. At first, they made noises about it being a one-off project but noted they did add elements to the film that would lend itself to a sequel, such as the issue of where Clover came from.
Some potential sequel production art (see right) also seemed to be leaked six months back and now Reeves told Moviehole, “Wanting something to happen and coming up with the right idea are two very different things.
“At times it’s gone dormant and then it’s come back up again”.
He sounded fairly certain a sequel would not pick up on the surviving actors from the first feature, which opened to acclaim in January. Instead, they thought about moving it to other locales set during the same time frame. “There are a couple ideas that have potential but we haven’t quite cracked it yet,” he says, adding, “When we were in Japan we thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do it here”.
Apparently Abrams and Reeves have discussed having others step in to make the film. “There was the thought that maybe we’d bring in some young exciting people and we’d produce their take.”
Reeves is at work on his new film, The Invisible Woman, while Abrams oversees post-production on next May’s Star Trek.