Another Lengthy "Cloverfield" Piece

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dear Constant Reader,

The fact that the writer praises AICN for breaking the news on "Cloverfield" is amusing, and ridiculous because AICN didn't break any information on "Cloverfield".
Moriarty needs to get over the myth he's made around himself, and realize that he's nothing more than an outright thief, and liar.
Everybody knows it, but people continue to swallow his self-congratulatory bullshit.
The only thing the AICN crowd has ever broken is a theater seat.
Do you really want your news from someone who changes a movie review because a studio gave them treats?
I should think not.

What’s the Deal with Cloverfield?
by Neil Miller


If you were one of the many to see Transformers in theaters (and if you have not, please go see it then come back; we can wait), then you undoubtedly got a glimpse at a brand new movie from Lost creator J.J. Abrams. Since the first sightings of this trailer, the web has been abuzz with speculation and rumors, making this untitled project one of the most anticipated talking points at this year’s Comic-Con, which takes place next week in San Diego.

On Thursday of Comic-Con, sometime in the Californian mid-afternoon, press and fans alike will head out to the Paramount panel, anxiously awaiting the moment when Mr. Abrams and the folks behind the film take the stage. Up until then we will know the project as Cloverfield, or 1-18-08, but as our friend Alex at points out, Comic-Con attendees can expect to have the real name of the film etched into their memory banks by day’s end.

Another good friend of FSR, /Film has been covering this project heavily for the past few weeks. Undoubtedly they have been beating down the door of the folks at Paramount trying to scoop up some new delicious info for the fanboys of the web to snack upon. But with all of this investigative reporting from all over the web we must ask one question, “What do we really know about Cloverfield?” Let’s break it down:

  • AICN posted their report and Moriarty is pretty sure that he is right when he says:

    Well, 90% of everything that’s out there now came from one source, guys. Me. I broke the following facts about CLOVERFIELD exclusively: The title being a cover. It being a giant monster movie shot as if from a hand-held video camera. The low budget on the movie. The fact that Drew Goddard is writing it, and that Matt Reeves is directing it. The fact that the creature is nicknamed “the Parasite” by those working on the film. I described the trailer beat-for-beat before anyone outside the studio had seen it.

  • Peter at /Film then reported that the film included a flashback sequence shot at New York’s Coney Island. This was then validated by the film’s FX specialist Ken Tarallo when he said, “The film starts with a rescue crew cleaning up after the entire incident, and one of them finds a camera. They rewind the tape, press play… and the playback is the movie that unfolds.”

  • The same facts were again validated in an article in the New York Post, where the owner of a park in Coney Island told the post "It's about an alien that wipes out all of New York City. The footage is taken the day before everyone dies. A bunch of kids come to Coney Island with a video camera. The movie is a flashback to that day."

Our sources tell us (and yes, we do have sources) that the film is along the lines of Godzilla meets The Blair Witch Project. But then again, if you are a savvy interne movie geek, you’d already know that. But no matter what it is, the film has certainly stirred up something fierce amongst the internet community. Chances are that speculation will continue to flow over the coming days, weeks and months as we work our way toward the release. And that is all it will be until then, just speculation. One thing is for certain though, that J.J. Abrams is very, very sneaky.

Stay tuned for more as the FSR crew will be blogging live from Comic-Con, bringing you all of the latest on this and other hot projects! Check out our Official Comic-Con homepage for constant updates before, during and after Comic-Con 2007.

Posted on July 17, 2007

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Nighthawk said...

If I recall, the comment of the recovery crew didn't come from Tarallo. Moriarty used it in his self-defense post, arguably as an EXAMPLE of what it's going to be like. I didn't read it as "this is the way it's going to be."