J.J. Abrams directing untitled Godzilla meets The Blair Witch Project in NYC movie?

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The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

the preview for this was awesome

HI DERE, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

lots of interesting speculation on it here.

is it a Lost tie-in? godzilla sequel? fucking VOLTRON?!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, re: the date shown at the end of the trailer

http://www.1-18-08.com/

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

pls let it be voltron k bye

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^^
yes

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

it would be pretty awesome if it was godzilla.

i will be very disappointed if it's some lost bullshit.

ghost rider, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

voltron would be awesome too obv

ghost rider, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Plot thickens.

Paramount says they have "no idea what this movie is," though apparently cloverfieldmovie.com redirected to Paramount for a while. That redirect has now disappeared. Bootlegs of the trailer that have popped up on YouTube have been removed "due to a copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corporation."

The most consistent rumor seems to be that this is going to involve some kind of giant monster called "The Parasite" attacking NY, and that the entire movie will be shot with handhelds (!).

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

how horrible would voltron be if it was entirely done from this perspective:

http://www.1-18-08.com/1-18-08.jpg

The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

lolol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

thats cool that rosario dawson and the daughter from too close for comfort are in it

chaki, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah actually i'm kind of thinking this will be v annoying when drawn out beyond mysterious trailer length. why the fuck would i want to watch godzilla destroying new york on DV??

ghost rider, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm already over this movie

jeff, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm hoping the "all DV" rumor is a buncha bullshit.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost haha and i thought the backlash to the iphone was fast...

The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha this isn't backlash, i have no love for jj abrams

ghost rider, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

is tom cruise involved in this like he was in mi:3? maybe the monster is the psychiatric industry?

The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think it's a dramatic adaptation of LOOSE CHANGE

ghost rider, Thursday, 5 July 2007 22:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

NOT LOST, NOT VOLTRON

rogermexico., Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

Drew Goddard is awesome, j.j. abrams is not.

Melissa W, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Melissa W OTM re Drew Goddard

rogermexico., Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/

jergïns, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can't find the trailer anywhere now

jergïns, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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chaki, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

This shit is keeping me from studying for finals.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

got through the first and saw the creepy video

jergïns, Thursday, 5 July 2007 23:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

"be sure to drink your ovaltine"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

It keeps getting stuck loading. I get nine lights and then it stops.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Here's the text for the page listed in the cache:

war came, no longer from the elemental nor from the star's rain of fire. The world was again remade, and the glow was as the coming of the sun upon the Earth. The children of the gods were again too few, scattered and divided and among them walked the ancients and those whose thoughts were not as to the towers and the marvels, but to the End and the destruction of the Earth and to the fires from which nothing could escape.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

mouse over the star on the right for a cypher

no idea how to use the ball to spell things (what to spell?) though

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

matching pairs of letters horizontically with pairs vertically doesn't seem to do anything

jergïns, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

spell out H and A on the vertical wheels and then find the block with A and S on the horizontal wheel

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

then you have to jump the lights over each other to erase them

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude you are a puzzle fiend

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

etc etc the beginning is the end

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

hint: waste of time

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

entertaining waste at least?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha has anyone else noticed the links between this movie and the mediocre CBS sitcom "The Class" that was cancelled a few months ago?

on some movie news site's story about it (maybe cinematical?), a commenter pointed out that one of the girls in the trailer, also the face on the left on the 1-18-08.com photo, resembles Lizzy Caplan, the goth chick from <i>Mean Girls</i> who was also on "The Class." and the name of Jason Ritter's character on "The Class" was ETHAN HAAS. I don't think J.J. Abrams had anything to do with "The Class," but considering all his TV connections and the fact that the supposed director of this movie directed episodes of "Felicity," it's possible there's some weird link.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

THE CLASS: THE MOVIE
IN THEATRES 1-18-08

jeff, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

confirmation that Caplan is in the movie here, and some more hints/info:
http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/column/index.cfm?columnID=10118
I totally have a crush on her and the only reason I felt the slightest bit bad about "The Class" getting cancelled was that she didn't seem to have any other major projects on the horizon, so I think this is cool news.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 6 July 2007 01:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

I did see that Ritter's character was Haas, didn't catch the Lizzy Caplan bit.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not to get all Morbs and shit, but what the fuck is wrong with you people?

Oilyrags, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

;_;

i really should know better

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

The lengths I will go to based on rumors of a Voltron movie.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

we're all gonna look like fools when this turns out to be just some more shit about that Nine Inch Nails album.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahaha

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would consider NIN much more deserving of this hype than a fucking Voltron movie.

Now if it was about Lincoln Logs or Erector Set, that would be completely different.

Oilyrags, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Are you telling me you will not ride for the Defender of the Universe?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 6 July 2007 02:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

What evidence is there that it's fucking Voltron? Doesn't it seem too soon after the Transformers?

calstars, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Here is a non-bootleg version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy-ANhnUpE

how's life, Friday, 15 January 2016 12:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Budget - $5M

johnny crunch, Friday, 15 January 2016 13:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Forgot about Cloverfield being a quintessential post-9/11 movie, headless Statue of Liberty and all, maybe because it ended up overshadowed in 2008 by The Dark Knight.

longform Gordon thinkpiece (Eazy), Friday, 15 January 2016 13:10 (two years ago) Permalink

why is this thread so long

watching yourself lay a prole (wins), Saturday, 16 January 2016 12:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Hated Cloverfield but this looks like it could be great, John Goodman is the best.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 16 January 2016 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

looks good

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 16 January 2016 17:36 (two years ago) Permalink

sounds like it was a preexisting script that they just stuck the Cloverfield name on

Number None, Saturday, 16 January 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This was so disappointing! The first Cloverfield was brilliant - this was just awful, predictable & nothing left to the imagination...

flappy bird, Sunday, 13 March 2016 19:51 (two years ago) Permalink

i was with you right up until 'the first cloverfield was brilliant'

ripple-chested beefchrist (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 13 March 2016 21:46 (two years ago) Permalink

This was way better than OG Cloverfield

Neanderthal, Sunday, 13 March 2016 21:49 (two years ago) Permalink

It couldn't be worse.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 13 March 2016 21:54 (two years ago) Permalink

No seasickness in this one

Neanderthal, Sunday, 13 March 2016 22:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Utterly baffled why anyone thought putting Cloverfield in the title of this movie was a good idea. Unless I'm missing some tiny Easter egg or something the story has nothing to do with that movie whatsoever.

But other than that I liked it!

Star Wars ate shiitake (latebloomer), Monday, 14 March 2016 16:20 (two years ago) Permalink

the ending was v much in line with Cloverfield universe, just had no direct connection to that story. spiritual sequel, essentially

Neanderthal, Monday, 14 March 2016 16:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I suppose so but by that logic any sci-fi apocalypse story could be a "spiritual sequel". Reminded me more of Spielberg's War of the Worlds than anything else.

Maybe the rationale is to position this as an a potential ongoing anthology series where each movie is a different take on the end of the world? Idk

Star Wars ate shiitake (latebloomer), Monday, 14 March 2016 16:44 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, Abrams said it was supposed to be a Twilight Zone sort of anthology thing. Still sucked. Apparently it was a super low-budget spec script, none of the cast or crew knew it would be a Cloverfield film until two months ago, and Abrams came up with the idea to connect them when he was making Star Wars...boo

flappy bird, Monday, 14 March 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

sounds like it was a preexisting script that they just stuck the Cloverfield name on

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Number None, Monday, 14 March 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

oh sorry, you already said that. Yeah, pretty cheap move tbh

Number None, Monday, 14 March 2016 21:58 (two years ago) Permalink

tbh my enjoyment of the new movie had very little to do w/ the name attached to it being that I barely paid attention to the original

Neanderthal, Monday, 14 March 2016 21:58 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the first hour+ of this was great. really enjoyed the first type of movie it set out to be, i don't know if the other two types of movies were necessary, but props for avoiding most of the predictable moves i guess.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Saturday, 2 April 2016 21:38 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i absolutely loved this film and especially the ending, every tense, subtle psychological thriller should tilt without warning into a ridiculous b-movie finale

cher guevara (lex pretend), Monday, 16 May 2016 13:18 (two years ago) Permalink

like having spent the entire running length of the film in a state of some tension, the ending made me BELLOW with laughter

cher guevara (lex pretend), Monday, 16 May 2016 13:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I still can't over that One Perfect Shot of the two smooching before they get on the helicopter.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 May 2016 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

o i meant 10 cloverfield lane not cloverfield (which i enjoyed on a basic level despite the annoying characters) (well it was satisfying seeing them get ate, at least)

cher guevara (lex pretend), Monday, 16 May 2016 18:57 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah this turned out to be a fun twilight zone episode and loved the ending

balls, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:42 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yaas

... (Eazy), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:29 (three months ago) Permalink

And now months...weeks...hours, MINUTES of anticipation.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Is this project ever going to get a title?!?!

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh, I see what the thread revive is about now (non-Super Bowl household here).

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:14 (three months ago) Permalink

So apparently this went live on Netflix right after the game? Earliest responses ... not positive.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Having liked Cloverfield and loved 10 Cloverfield Lane, this ruined my night. It's not good, but worse is that it had such a developed mythology to build on and they came out with this. Yuck.

call me by your name..or Finn (fionnland), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I haven't seen it yet, but you can't expect much mythology building when they're retrofitting these things around pre-existing scripts

Number None, Monday, 5 February 2018 22:04 (three months ago) Permalink

reviews for this are brutal but I like clumsy-but-ambitious genre mashup films so I'm thinking this will be fun

Evan R, Monday, 5 February 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

so was this event horizon 2 or what?

the late great, Monday, 5 February 2018 23:07 (three months ago) Permalink

no way it's that good

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 23:11 (three months ago) Permalink

This was fun enough. Not as good as 10CL by a stretch though.

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 5 February 2018 23:23 (three months ago) Permalink

So the series is just going to be bottom of the Black List scripts with some sort of Cloverfield reference spliced in? Like Bela Lugosi in the Ed Wood movies?

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:05 (three months ago) Permalink

It'll still be more consistent than whatever Ridley Scott plan for more Alien movies is.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:47 (three months ago) Permalink

This is a dud but the last three seconds are fun

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:18 (three months ago) Permalink

whatever Ridley Scott plan for more Alien movies is

1) Spend the budget on design
2) Cobble a plot together on the morning you start shooting
3) ?????
4) Profit

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:21 (three months ago) Permalink

this was really really bad and i don't understand why they did it

i mean, not fun bad, just boring terribly acted embarrassingly written nonsensical bad

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 8 February 2018 05:41 (three months ago) Permalink

OK I read a little bit more about this, sounds like it was a bad movie they knew came out bad and they thought they could resuscitate it commercially by slapping a coat of cloverfield on it?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 8 February 2018 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

It could be, but I doubt it? Like 10CL there's a plot that could be divorced from the original film completely, but there are a lot more references in this one. They could have grafted it in, but they say "Cloverfield" too much for it to be coincidence, unless there was some reshooting/dialogue dubbing

mh, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

In a live Facebook Q&A on Wednesday, February 8th, The Cloverfield Paradox producer J.J. Abrams answered some questions about the film, which was abruptly released to Netflix immediately after the 2018 Super Bowl, to near-universal negative critical response. The tone of the live panel was positive and upbeat, but the responses may have inadvertently revealed why Cloverfield Paradox feels so fractured. Among other things, Abrams says the film was already shooting when he and the filmmakers figured out how to make it into a Cloverfield movie.

“Originally, it was written by Oren Uziel, who wrote a draft that was its own thing, and was around for a while,” Abrams said. When his production company, Bad Robot, acquired the script, “we started to think, ‘What are ways that this might fit into the world?’ But when we started shooting the movie, it was still something we were thinking about. Because the idea for the Cloverfield series was not so much that it be this narrative throughline, but more that they be these really fun sort of thrill rides. Like, if you imagine an amusement park, that’s a Cloverfield amusement park, and every ride has a different purpose, but they all connect in some way or another.”

“While we were shooting, we were making adjustments,” Abrams said. “This was a movie that went through many different iterations as it went along.” He added that the film’s Earth scenes were only built out after test viewers insisted on knowing what was happening on the planet during the story, which otherwise takes place on a space station.

Number None, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean I totally like the concept that there are all these different movies, each representing its own genre, and each kind of loosely Cloverfield-branded; it's just that this movie is a very crappy product and I don't understand why Abrams would want to incorporate it into the brand.

The Earth scenes, in particular. WHO CARES? There is a generic "child in peril" and the plot of this part is... the husband tells somebody to call her parents? And then the resolution of the suspense is .... somebody calls her parents?

This was, for instance, much more amateurishly acted and scripted than a typical second-tier SyFy show that no one watches or takes notice of.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

It seemed like a really odd fit and *possibly* answered too many questions through expository dialogue and inserted earth footage outside of the space station. The main problem in the movie is a completely different science fiction plot, the connection to the series is literally staged as a side effect ("the cloverfield effect"!)

The heart of the connective glue being a tv interview with Donal Logue, who seems to have filmed his entire scientific gibberish spiel in an actual remote location, was definitely some prime cheap syfy channel material

mh, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Figures that the worst one would be the one that has the origin story tho

scrüt (wins), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

there is absolutely no reason to ever have one, which means Abrams was definitely going to do it and fuck it up

mh, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I just rewatched Cloverfield today. I am very happy that most of this thread is about what douches the characters were. They should've named the movie "Rob...Rob! ROB!"

Yerac, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:36 (two months ago) Permalink

that's my name so every original friend in the world that I saw that trailer with kept going "LOL IT'S ABOUT U NEANER"

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink


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