Drew Goddard Wants More Cloverfield

The writer of the 2008 giant monster movie offers an update on the long-rumored sequel.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


Back in 2008, a little movie called Cloverfield came along and divided a nation between those of us who thought it ruled, and those of us who get seasick too easily. The film from Cabin in the Woods co-writer Drew Goddard and Let Me In director Matt Reeves, with a little help from producer J.J. Abrams married the low-budget shooting style of contemporary found-footage horror movies with the epic scope of a good Godzilla movie as a gaggle of good-looking twentysomethings searched New York City for their lost friend while evading the rampage of a giant monster. Since the movie was told from the perspective of civilians with no outside knowledge of what the hell was going on, Cloverfield left many unanswered questions that left plenty of room for a sequel. The fact that it grossed over $170 million worldwide from a reported $25 million budget seemed like it would seal the deal.

But it's been four years now and no sequel has emerged, despite obvious interest on the parts of everyone involved. Still, Drew Goddard insists that the project isn't dead, although it's still far from fruition. In a recent interview with Shock Till You Drop, Goddard said that he, Abrams and Reeves are "all very passionate about returning to that world," but that in the years following the film's success, the filmmakers all became so busy that "it's hard synching our schedules up."

As for the direction of the potential follow-up, Goddard remained speculative. "If you asked each of us what we wanted to do, you'll get three different answers, which is how the first film was. The aesthetic of Cloverfield benefits from that. Three voices pulling it."

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