It’s been 4 years since the release of ‘Cloverfield’ and although there has been talk about a sequel, it didn’t seem like it would ever come to fruition. Paramount hasn’t even green lit a follow up film yet, but that doesn’t stop Drew Goddard from thinking it could still happen.
While on a press junket for ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (which he directed), Goddard explained that although he’s ready to start filming on a sequel, it’s the busy schedules of the trio filmmakers as to why it’s taking so long to get it off the floor:
“I’m in, I’m ready to do it. Someone call J.J. and tell him to get moving, but because Matt and J.J. and I have been fortunate enough to be busy, it’s hard syncing our schedules up. We’re all very passionate about returning to that world.”
“Cloverfield was very much a dialogue between J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and me. And you need those three parts. It’s just been hard because we’ve been busy. None of us wants to make a movie just for the sake of making a sequel. That’s just not interesting to us. I think we all have ideas of what we want to do, and they’re probably all different. But we need to sit down and get it together. I blame Star Trek.”
(As you may already know, Goddard was referring to the fact that Abrams is deep into directing the sequel to his 2009 reboot ‘Star Trek’ film.)
When asked if the sequel would follow the same found footage technique as the first, Goddard replied:
“It’s a good question. I don’t know. If you’d asked me a year ago I would have said absolutely because I thought that was inherent to it. The thing about Cloverfield that was exciting was that it felt different, and we’d need to find whatever that is. We’d make it feel fresh and new, and if you asked each of us how we were going to do it we’d each have a different answer.”
So although nothing concrete can be said about a ‘Cloverfield 2’ movie, Goddard is very much on board. I guess we’ll just have to see if Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams are also as enthusiastic as Goddard is to make the film.