JJ Abrams was quite candid at the panel for Star Trek when he was asked about the possibility of doing another Cloverfield film. As many of you remember, Cloverfield was a surprising success as it only cost about 25 million but raked in far more than that despite being released in what would normally be considered a slow period for movie releases. Considering that very few really good movies get released then, and all the money Cloverfield made, it shouldn’t shock you that there has been talk of doing a sequel. So fans everywhere rejoice in the possibility that we could be seeing some sort of sequel loosely based on the first Cloverfield film kinda sorta. Here is what Abrams had to say about the possibilities: “We’re actually working on an idea right now…”
Abrams was absolutely clear that if he were to continue to work on this sequel, he would be doing it for the right reasons. Making a sequel for a movie like Cloverfield “better not be a business decision,” Abrams stated, continuing, “if you’re gonna do something, it should be because you’re really inspired to do it.” He went on, “it doesn’t mean that it’ll work, but it means you did it because you cared.” However, Abrams didn’t guarantee that if this came to fruition, it would be a sequel in the classic sense. Although he did guarantee that “it will be something connected to Cloverfield.”
Cloverfield was such a good film that I have a hard time imagining the studio passing on a sequel. So right now, the ball is completely in Abrams’ court. If this “idea” he is working on seems interesting enough for him, you can bet that the studio would be all over that project! In fact, I’m sure they are already salivating over the possibility of releasing a sequel. And if they can release it, I’d bet that they give the film a stronger release date, just so that they could make even more money off of Abrams creative genius.
If anything solid breaks, you can bet I’ll be letting you know!