Sequel to the much-hyped JJ Abrams-produced
Cloverfield hand-held camera creature
The previous film's director Matt Reeves had the
following to say on whether cinema audiences can expect to throw up in
their popcorn again because of shaky hand-held camera work in the sequel,
this time apparently from the point of view of the guy on the other side of the
"It's more the concept of that which intrigues me.
There's a guy on the Brooklyn Bridge who's filming the experience and he's
looking out and then we look out to see what he's looking at and there's a
second where the two lenses cross."
"Just in my head I thought what was cool was that
there was two movies crossing right there. It doesn't mean we'd ever
actually make that movie, I don't think we'd make that parallel universe.
I just loved the idea of that Rashômon point-of-view."
"The experience of making the movie was so
challenging and fun in a different way. The idea of doing something so
differently is exhilarating. We hope that it created a movie experience
that is different."
"The thing about doing a sequel is that I think we
all really feel protective of that experience. The key here will be if we
can find something that is compelling enough and that is different enough
for us to do, then it will probably be worth doing. Obviously it also
depends on how [Cloverfield] does worldwide and all of those things too,
but really, for us creatively, we just want to find something that would
be another challenge."
Now that the novelty of the clever marketing campaign
has worn off, the question is will cinema audiences again be suckered into
seeing what was basically Blair Witch meets
Godzilla? Time will tell . . .