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MattW
07-11-2007, 04:30 PM
If you saw Transformers, you probably saw the trailer for JJ Abrams new movie - supposedly titled Cloverfield. The trailer didn't even have a title attached.

The whole thing is shot on video cameras from the perspective of New Yorkers living through a giant monster attack (ala Godzilla).

Looks like a fun angle on a what is usually a CGI wank-fest, or used to be just a guy in a rubber suit.

Plus, it's JJ Abrams.

Celia Cyanide
07-11-2007, 06:17 PM
imdb has the title listed as "fake working title." they're really not giving much of it away right now.

ChaosTitan
07-11-2007, 06:47 PM
I love the idea of this film. Whenever I watch those big disaster/action flicks, I wonder about the little people. The one whose hot dog cart is smashed beneath falling rubble. The secretary whose office building floor explodes when dueling robots fly through it. People who aren't the Marines/cops/heroes fighting to stop the aliens/asteroid/invaders.

Cool idea.

maestrowork
07-11-2007, 06:59 PM
I'm kind of tired of the "Statue of Liberty" cliche though. Can we have a disaster in New York without a giant Liberty head flying toward me, please?

ALLWritety
07-11-2007, 07:04 PM
Oh come on Maestro NY must be the most destroyed city in the world in the movies anyway!! So what else is there to destroy in NY???? Its like lets destroy NY! YEAH! COOL Man! Er destroy what? dunno? What is in NY? Er! Oh I know lets be original and destroy the staute of Liberty NO-ONE has EVER done that before!!

Kev

Rainy Night
07-12-2007, 12:10 AM
There's already one website up for the film http://www.1-18-08.com/, but it doesn't show much. JJ said in a recent interview that there were other hidden websites that haven't been found yet.

Claudia Gray
07-12-2007, 12:32 AM
Count me among those psyched for this one. Looks like a very different, fresh take on the "big disaster movie." Yeah, the Statue of Liberty gets it in all the apocalyptic movies, but I sort of like ticking off all the different things that Hollywood has done to it. Sunk it underwater, buried it on the Planet of the Apes --

Rainy Night
07-12-2007, 12:42 AM
Early speculation had it as a monster movie, possibly a new *better* Godzilla. I've heard they're referring to the monster as Parasite...

Yeah, I'm ready, bring it on...

MattW
07-12-2007, 01:47 AM
In doing some research today, it looks like there's a viral marketing campaign underway,with similar elements to last year's Lost Experience. Since the trailer is only a week old, much is still to come out.

Theories abound that it could be anything from Godzilla to Voltron (both licensed to other companies). My favorite is that it is a Lovecraftian/Cthulhu movie.


Check out:
http://www.1-18-08.com/
(The date the movie is supposed to be released - two still photos from the party, one added just in the last few days - confirmed official by JJ Abrams)
http://www.slusho.jp/history.html
(A drink from one ep of alias, also found on a t-shirt in the trailer)
http://www.parasitemovie.com/
(Initially debunked as a fake - I'm not sure, has a countdown to August)
http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/
(Denied by JJ Abrams - not that it wasn't a red herring, but it doesn't seem in the style. If real, suspected to be a game to win a chance as an extra - has the same data as The Parasite page)

Ab_Normal
07-12-2007, 02:21 AM
Jerky cam gives me a head-ache. :( Hopefully the whole thing isn't that way...

Norma

Rainy Night
07-12-2007, 02:27 AM
http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/
(Denied by JJ Abrams - not that it wasn't a red herring, but it doesn't seem in the style. If real, suspected to be a game to win a chance as an extra - has the same data as The Parasite page)

Also http://www.ethanhaaswaswrong.com/ also denied by JJ to have anything to do with the movie.

Rainy Night
07-12-2007, 02:28 AM
Jerky cam gives me a head-ache. :( Hopefully the whole thing isn't that way...

Norma

Supposedly the entire movie is to be filmed "camcorder" style by the people who experience the monster. Take a bottle of Tylenol with you to the theatre.

Ab_Normal
07-12-2007, 02:50 AM
*feh* I'll be skipping it, then...

Writer2011
07-13-2007, 09:16 PM
I'm kind of tired of the "Statue of Liberty" cliche though. Can we have a disaster in New York without a giant Liberty head flying toward me, please?
Can you do better? Then write your own movie.

Writer2011
07-13-2007, 09:18 PM
For those wondering about the "Cloverfield" it's NOT being directed by J.J.Abrahms..he's producing it. At this point I don't really care what it's titled...it is however interesting. I'll be camping out two weeks before the movie opens to be the first one :)

maestrowork
07-13-2007, 09:46 PM
Can you do better? Then write your own movie.

Yup, I will.

Rainy Night
07-13-2007, 10:01 PM
Can you do better? Then write your own movie.

I think I will !

jvc
07-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Can you do better? Then write your own movie.
I'm gonna get in on this and write one too, can't let Ray and Rainy have all the fun.

Writer2011
07-14-2007, 10:26 AM
Yup, I will.
When is it coming out? Who's producing it? Which studio?

katiemac
07-14-2007, 10:47 AM
I think the answers to those questions remain to be seen, since Ray said he "will" write it. ;) Give the guy at least a week, eh?

Hm, I have to admit I'm a bit bummed it's personal camcorder-style, too. But I love JJ Abrams. Has anyone found the trailer online yet?

ETA: That Ethanwasright website is freaking me out. Could be a fake, but that's a pretty good fake, what with the video clip. Also, it's very reminiscent of some of the hidden LOST sites out there (which could suggest fake). The Parasite one has some similiarites to LOST sites, as well, specifically, the ??? link. And as for different styles -- that's just to play with your head some more. That slusho one's just nuts. :)

maestrowork
07-14-2007, 10:52 AM
It was on YouTube but they kept bringing them down.

katiemac
07-14-2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks, I found one version through the Parasite web posted above. Hard to search for something without a title!

childeroland
07-15-2007, 05:54 AM
Is the film's title going to be '1-18-08' or is that another working title?

katiemac
07-15-2007, 08:21 AM
I think that's the intended release date.

MattW
07-15-2007, 05:20 PM
Slusho.jp is connected (http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/07/09/confirmed-slushojp-is-a-cloverfield-viral-website/) Guy in the pic at 1-08-08.com is definitely wearing a slusho logo shirt.

Third picture added at 1-18-08. 9/11 esque shot of people wandering through smoke and debris.

MattW
07-15-2007, 05:39 PM
Gosh - I'm hooked!

Google bloop and get this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloop) wikipedia entry firsst created in April.


The site of the Bloop is remarkably close to the site of the fictional city of R'lyeh from H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu", where an ancient undersea monster (Cthulhu) lies sleeping. Lovecraft said that R'lyeh is located at 479′S, 12343′W in the southern Pacific Ocean, with the bloop also being targeted somewhere in that range [1].