Today is the day that Cloverfield is finally released (in some parts of the world anyway) and everyone will finally see the monster in all of its glory. Some early reviews suggests that the wait has been worthwhile, with some reviews calling it a ‘Classic’ and ‘Utterly Brilliant’. So if you are in the US, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, enjoy the film, for some people on this planet have to wait until February. The films premiere brought out the people behind the hand held camera. Bloody Disgusting was there and quizzed script writer Drew Goodard about writing the film.
“The original draft was much more brutal. I wanted a hard R and we didn’t get a hard R, they read it and said this is way to brutal. I will say that I think we pushed the limits on a PG-13 rating we certainly shot a harder version than what is on the screen, we originally wanted it to be more bloody and disgusting.” He didn’t answer when asked if we will get to see that harder version when its released onto DVD. On the monster Goddard said, “It’s even better than I imagined as I was writing it!”
I suppose having Cloverfield rated higher would mean quite a lot of people would be excluded from seeing it. If you are going to release a film surrounded in secrecy you want as many people to see it as possible, including teenagers. It also brings in money, lets not forget about that.
Director Matt Reeves spoke about a possible sequel. If Cloverfield makes tons on money then a sequel will obviously become a priority over at Paramount.
“Only time will tell. While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go. The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie! In today’s day and age of people filming their lives on their iphones and handy cams, uploading it to youtube…That was kind of exciting thinking about that.”
So prepare yourself for the same monster but from different points of view. Sounds interesting. I can’t really comment about my thoughts on a sequel as I haven’t seen the original. I suggest that everyone go and see it and then return with your thoughts.