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J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield... If That Is Your Real Name

J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield... If That Is Your Real Name

Certain film blogs are abuzz with reports that a mysterious teaser trailer for a movie called Cloverfield was shown before some press screenings of Transformers. Apparently the trailer showed a bunch of teens partying and an explosion followed by the Statue of Liberty head falling into the street and then the release date comes up on the screen: January 18, 2008. Filmed all shaky handheld camera-style, it's rumored to be a kind of monster movie, or as Cinematical posits, "basically The Blair Witch Project meets the Godzilla remake."

Yet, details are sketchy and even the title is shrouded in secrecy, with many people believing Cloverfield to be a fake title. Firstly, there was the speculation that this project is actually Stephen King's Dark Tower movie that J.J. Abrams is working on, rumored to be operating under the title Cloverfield, but that was quickly denied by King's people. Now Ain'tItCool is claiming to know a few facts about the movie: Matt Reeves, former writer on "Felicity" and writer/director of The Pallbearer is directing, while J.J. Abrams' own production company, Bad Robot is helping to produce.

Also, one of the movie's writers (Drew Godard) has collaborated with Abrams on "Lost," leading to this highly intriguing speculation which I think would be pretty damn cool: Perhaps the movie will be some kind of companion piece to "Lost." January 18 is around when the next season of "Lost" is starting up... Just saying.

redsmurf99 redsmurf99 10 years
I cannot wait to see this! There is a whole series of websites out there, a lot of mysteries for people to figure out, which I really enjoy. I think this movie is going to be awesome. I loved the preview. Also, I cannot wait to see how the Dark Tower turns out, I just hope they do a series of movies and don't try to cram it all in one. They would need at least 3 or 4 movies to do this series justice!
dmblauren dmblauren 10 years
i love jj. i love the dark tower series. he should make an alias movie. jack can come back from the dead.
angitz angitz 10 years
I saw it today and it got my attention. I was like What is it What is it?!!! Plus, one of the guys from the great but canceled show The Black Donnelly's seems to be the lead character so that's a plus :)
imtheheppest imtheheppest 10 years
I saw that trailer last night when I went and saw Transformers. I did nothing but confuse everyone in the theater lol. If I got more details about the movie, then I'd consider seeing it, but from just that trailer, I'm not even close to interested. The only thing right now that would make me want to see it is that J. J. Abrams is involved with it.
spacebear spacebear 10 years
That would be so awesome if it was a Lost tie in...I love JJ Abrams :)
txhottie txhottie 10 years
I saw this preview last night before Transformers, and was like "WAHT" too. I didn't even know the name of the movie. Everyone in the theater seemed confused by it. Not a good way to advertise for a movie, in my opinion.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
I saw the trailer and the crowd in the theatre was like litrally ,"what?"when it was over. it was just soooo dumb and ill placed.
juliette juliette 10 years
Cool, cool, cool. I love mystery stuff like this! I hope they are still showing it, I'm going to see Transformers tomorrow night.
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