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CLOVERFIELD 2 is coming slowly, but surely

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
March 22nd, 2011

Matt Reeves with Lizzy Caplan on set of CLOVERFIELD

It's pretty surprising that we have yet to see a sequel to 2008's CLOVERFIELD, especially after the film went on to be a huge success. It felt like the kind of film to have a quick sequel released while the iron was still hot, but instead we've sat idly by, waiting for some kind of update on a sequel.

Now we can rest a little easier, because we know that the minds behind the original are still interested in the universe they created, they are just taking their time. This update comes directly from the film's director Matt Reeves, check it out after the break!

In a recent interview, Reeves told Total Film Magazine a little bit about the state of the sequel. He said:

"Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when [laughs]. 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 JJ 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."

It's awesome to know they are really trying to iron out the details and make the film the best they possibly can. That's what ultimately will keep the film fresh and interesting. In that vein, he was asked if they will keep the real-time concept that was used in the first film. He responds:

"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? We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can’t just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again."

That's why you have to love filmmakers like Matt Reeves and CLOVERFIELD producer J.J. Abrams, they have an incredible sense of what it takes to make a film really great. Instead of rushing out a haphazard or ill-prepared sequel as often happens with franchises like CLOVERFIELD, they are really taking their time with it. Glad to know it's still on their plates, and that we will eventually get to see it.

Source Total Film Magazine, via /Film

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