Since its release three years ago, all the talk of a “Cloverfield” sequel has been just that – talk. Those involved have often said one is coming, but there’s been visibly little to no sign of any development of one.
Now the original film’s director Matt Reeves tells Total Film that he’s been too busy to lock a script, though he is constantly working on coming up with a satisfying storyline.
“Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when [laughs]. At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and J.J. Abrams is very much involved. However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time” he says.
Would they shoot it in that faux-documentary style of the last one? “You see, that’s a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time? We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can’t just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again.”