When Cloverfield was a monster hit (sorry for that pun) back in 2008, immediate speculation began not as to whether there would be a sequel, but as to when. With two years having now passed and no concrete word on a follow up moving forward, one couldn’t be faulted for thinking that the project had quietly gone the way of the dodo.
But now Cloverfield producer J. J. Abrams confirmed that we shouldn’t right off the possibility of a Cloverfield sequel just yet, while actually giving nothing new in the terms of the potential film’s actual status. Speaking to MTV, Abrams stated “We’re working on something right now with that and again, you know, it’s early stages.”
I would tend to think that after two years if a project is still in its “early stages,” than there may be some serious problems that is prohibiting movement forward. I hope not though. I liked Cloverfield a lot and thought it was one of the few giant monster films that actually dares to be about something deeper than just a crazy giant beast stomping on model buildings. Hopefully, the desire for moviegoers to see a sequel is not diminishing over the time it takes fort the film to finally be produced.