CINEMA – It’s official. The famous horror film “Cloverfield”, released in 2008, will have a direct sequel. According to the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, the second part of this film will be produced again by filmmaker JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot. The Briton Joe Barton was chosen to write the screenplay.
Matt Reeves, who had directed the film in 2008, should not work on this new project, however specifies this same source.
The first installment of “Cloverfield” tells the story of an unknown monster ravaging New York City, in which Rob Hawkins and his friends try to survive. With an estimated production budget of $ 25 million, the film ultimately grossed 172 million worldwide.
Other films already released
Several films around the same plot had already been released in recent years. First “10 Cloverfield Lane”, released in 2016 where we follow a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who, after a car accident, wakes up in an underground bunker with two men who ensure that the Earth has become uninhabitable .
The second, “The Cloverfield Paradox”, was uploaded to Netflix in 2018 and ties in with the first film released. We follow a team of scientists sent into orbit to save the planet from imminent destruction.
Exit le “found-footage”
According to our colleagues from Hollywood Reporter, this second part will not retain the elements of the two previous feature films but will be a direct sequel. However, it will not be filmed in the “found-footage” style, a genre that was notably defined with the original Blair Witch, giving an amateur style, camera in hand, shot by the main characters of the film.
This second part will perhaps be the opportunity to learn more about the origin of the famous monster, which we still know almost nothing. In the film’s press kit in 2008, JJ Abrams simply said: “He’s a baby just out of the water where he has spent thousands of years. He’s a newborn baby. He is disoriented and irritable. ”
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