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Matt Reeves Promise ‘Cloverfield 2’ – Eventually

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When Cloverfield hit in 2008, it certainly divided moviegoers in a lot of ways, including those who wanted to see a sequel. Total Film has a new interview with the films director, Matte Reeves, about what’s in store for the sequel, which Paramount has tentatively set for release sometime in 2014. The first movie was made pretty cheaply, just $25 million, and made about $80 million in the US but cumed at $170 million worldwide, which made it a pretty tidy profit when you add in all the additional revenue streams for it. Reeves went in a very different direction for his follow-up feature by doing the remake of Let Me In last year, serving as both writer and director for it.

In the interview, he’s asked about the sequel for Cloverfield, which he knows is a given but hasn’t exactly jumped full throttle into it yet. “Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when [laughs],” says Reeves. “At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and J.J. Abrams is very much involved. However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time.”

One area of controversy for a sequel of this type is where do you go, since you don’t want to just do the same thing over again, but you can’t stray too far either. “You see, that’s a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time?” he said. “We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can’t just be the same thing,” he concluded. “But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again.”

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