J.J. Abrams on Cloverfield sequel
The idea of a Cloverfield sequel isn't a new one by any means. It's been much talked about but nothing has materialized.
J.J. Abrams has been asked what's happening with it, and he's saying all the right things.
Cloverfield kind of re-wrote the book when it comes to online marketing. And proved a massive success in cinemas. Rumours of a sequel have been around ever since, but nothing concrete has happened, and J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves have gone onto other things.
We're actually working on an idea right now. The key obviously at doing any kind of sequel, certainly this film included, is that it better not be a business decision. If you're going to do something, it should be because you're really inspired to do it. It doesn't really have to mean anything, doesn't mean it will work, but it means we did it because we cared, not because we thought we could get the bucks. We have an idea that we thought was pretty cool that we're playing with, which means there will be something that's connected to 'Cloverfield,' but I hope it happens sooner than later because the idea is pretty sweet.
Great to hear that they aren't planning on jumping on the sequel bandwagon, just for the sake of it. And you have to wonder what the new idea is. As much as I enjoyed the first, I can't say it blew me away. And it kind of feels like it's all been done. Would we really all be as interested in the viral marketing thing the second time around? I guess we can only hope that the new idea is as interesting as they say it is.
Do you want a Cloverfield sequel? If so, what story should it tell?