Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is officially in talks with Paramount to direct the sequel.
But… he’s already attached to helm ‘The Invisible Woman’, a thriller about a former beauty queen who turns to a life of crime to protect her family.
Which would you rather see? Yeah, me too.
Paramount seemingly feels the same way, because today it was confirmed that the writer, Drew Goddard, has been signed to start penning the follow up.
Expect Reeves to do the next Cloverfield before anything else.
So news on the Cloverfield 2 production is coming in thick and fast, and considering how quickly the first one was shot (they hadn’t even filmed a single scene when the trailer came out in July, but it was in cinemas by January), expect the turnaround to be speedy on this too.
Don’t be surprised if you see the sequel same time, same place next year.
The ‘annual tactic’ has worked out very well for the Saw series - they pump out a follow up every 12 months, and reap huge financial reward. And don’t forget the Blair Witch sequel hit cinemas only 12 months after the original too (ok, we’d rather forget the Blair Witch sequel, but there you go). In short, there is a massive hunger for everything Cloverfield right now, and like every fad, interest will fade, so they know it’s worth many more millions of dollars if they can do things, like, now