Cloverfield 2 on the Horizon?

Also: Mike Vogel to star as G.I. Joe's Duke?

by | January 22, 2008 | Comments

It debuted at number one last weekend, broke the weekend record for a film opening in January, and earned a respectable 77 percent Tomatometer rating from the critics — so should it surprise anyone that people are already talking about a Cloverfield sequel?

Well, okay, so “people” might technically only refer to Cloverfield director Matt Reeves and his ComingSoon.net interviewer, Max Evry — but we’ve talked about rumors founded on less, so let’s just run the following quote from Reeves:

“This was so fun ’cause we’d never done anything like it, and I think we’d want to find a similar challenge, to find a way to have its roots in this but be fresh and new, otherwise you’re just repeating yourself. There’s a moment on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there was a guy filming something on the side of the bridge, and Hud sees him filming and he turns over and he sees the ship that’s been capsized and sees the headless Statue of Liberty, and then he turns back and this guy’s briefly filming him.

“In my mind that was two movies intersecting for a brief moment, and I thought there was something interesting in the idea that this incident happened and there are so many different points of view, and there are several different movies at least happening that evening and we just saw one piece of another. That idea sort of tickled me. We’ll have to see if anyone would want a sequel. If the movie does well and we find a compelling reason to do so then it would be fun to do a sequel.”

Showing the events of a movie from another point of view sounds more like the basis for a spinoff television series than a sequel, but hey, we aren’t the ones who just rolled up $46 million at the box office, are we?

In other Cloverfield news, IGN Movies is reporting that one of the film’s stars, Mike Vogel, is up for the role of Master Sergeant Conrad Hauser — better known as Duke — in Stephen SommersG.I. Joe adaptation. Until recently, Sam Worthington had been rumored to be the leading contender for the part, but the latest gossip has his shooting schedule for James Cameron‘s Avatar putting the kibosh on any dreams of Dukehood. From the article:

Vogel’s reps at The Gersh Agency refused to confirm or deny the rumor. “We’re just not going to comment on that,” we were emphatically told. Vogel’s agent also failed to respond to our direct e-mail inquiry.

IGN asked Vogel himself today at the Cloverfield press junket in New York City. The actor looked away nervously when pressed and didn’t offer either a confirmation or a denial before our interview was abruptly cut off by a studio publicist.

Finally, from the “we remember when a simple Burger King cup was enough for most people” department, Hasbro has announced it has started selling a “highly detailed representation” of the Cloverfield monster via its online shop, for the low, low price of $99.99. If your viewing experience won’t be complete until you have a 14-inch, “super-articulated” replica of the beast, click on the last link below!

Source: ComingSoon
Source: IGN Movies
Source: Hasbro

Tag Cloud

Summer MSNBC BET dragons E3 DC Comics RT21 Paramount Network CBS Sneak Peek sports green book Kids & Family Marvel Action Chernobyl SundanceTV IFC strong female leads Disney Channel APB LGBTQ Superheroes RT History toy story Esquire romance Reality true crime Brie Larson Sundance Now IFC Films dceu composers Pet Sematary cults Ovation Podcast Lucasfilm Extras television Comedy Central Mary Tyler Moore TIFF Cannes Mindy Kaling Reality Competition Character Guide Election Warner Bros. richard e. Grant discovery casting Shondaland Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Vudu zombie technology police drama Holidays YouTube Premium Food Network dramedy justice league Fox News natural history CBS All Access Crackle ESPN Toys LGBT 20th Century Fox 2017 CMT adventure war what to watch NYCC Drama Ghostbusters Year in Review cats BBC adaptation boxoffice Acorn TV medical drama sequel Walt Disney Pictures animated science fiction Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Lionsgate 45 SXSW supernatural ITV Winter TV Comic Book Interview anthology DGA MCU serial killer Black Mirror based on movie facebook FX theme song Video Games Red Carpet Pop Amazon Freeform Super Bowl Bravo President The Witch streaming Valentine's Day diversity Creative Arts Emmys Schedule DC Universe Sundance psychological thriller GLAAD Comics on TV crossover thriller GoT Grammys nature spy thriller Fall TV crime unscripted American Society of Cinematographers comiccon doctor who Amazon Prime USA Network biography PaleyFest robots ABC period drama TruTV Hulu Set visit Syfy Cosplay CNN Mudbound SDCC golden globes vampires DirecTV Star Trek Showtime X-Men politics Teen 2016 E! Pride Month Oscars VICE Rocky ratings The Arrangement Thanksgiving Superheroe talk show Adult Swim Netflix National Geographic Box Office Tumblr BBC America FXX First Look Fantasy Lifetime Premiere Dates game show Trailer Mary Poppins Returns Women's History Month Nickelodeon witnail San Diego Comic-Con El Rey Country TLC transformers Rocketman New York Comic Con Animation cops Captain marvel TBS 24 frames Columbia Pictures Tomatazos 007 Stephen King Pirates mockumentary jamie lee curtis Starz Western Emmys Certified Fresh social media crime thriller TCA 2017 Britbox A&E aliens Quiz TV Anna Paquin zero dark thirty cinemax YA Nat Geo Awards Tour teaser DC streaming service PBS HBO Winners Photos Writers Guild of America spinoff Musicals historical drama Trophy Talk Dark Horse Comics psycho docudrama Infographic Pixar USA elevated horror binge miniseries Watching Series hist Universal YouTube Red comic Musical Horror TCM festivals Spike space Cartoon Network 2019 History Martial Arts Masterpiece Christmas Nominations NBC Opinion CW Seed 2015 FOX TNT Ellie Kemper Comedy political drama VH1 Elton John Calendar Star Wars mutant award winner dc Logo Countdown finale WGN TV Land Music AMC Best and Worst anime crime drama ABC Family Spring TV Rom-Com Sci-Fi cooking Rock singing competition Sony Pictures Apple Spectrum Originals TCA 2018 Tarantino Heroines MTV Paramount Trivia Mary poppins Marathons OWN spider-man zombies blaxploitation See It Skip It Polls and Games Epix Mystery Song of Ice and Fire Biopics sitcom GIFs 21st Century Fox Disney disaster Shudder travel Awards Film Festival harry potter The CW