Update: Read what Matt Reeves had to say below! We’ll have some exact quotes for you later this evening, but some quick non-news from the SXSW Film Festival as David Harley texted in informing me that Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and the rest of the Cloverfield have been too busy on their own projects to get the sequel off the ground. Speculation from all camps imply that it’ll happen one of these days, just not anytime soon. Although, I will never forget how quickly the first film ramped up and hit theaters. In Cloverfield five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
When asked if he could spill any new info on Cloverfield 2 Matt Reeves didn’t have much to say.
“I really can’t. I wish I could but the thing about it is that all three of us are doing different things right now,” a disappointed Reeves tells Bloody Disgusting. “Drew Goddard just made a movie that’s supposed to be fantastic. I know a friend of mine just saw it and said it was great. He made it with Joss Whedon and Richard Jenkins, who is also in our film, is in it and he talked to me about how much he loved making it. Drew actually wrote it with Joss but it’s Drew’s directorial debut. It’s this movie called Cabin In The Woods and it’s supposed to be fantastic. They liked it so much that they’re converting it to 3-D. So, Drew is busy with that. J.J. is working on a movie and producing Mission Impossible IV and just directed a pilot. And I’m obviously very immersed in the editing on this so it’s hard for us to focus on that right now. But the thing with J.J. is that while he’s laser focused on one thing, he can also do a million other little things at the same time. So things are percolating. We’re constantly like, “Oh, what if we did this? What if we did that?” So there’s stuff going on, just nothing substantial right now. We’re just waiting for things to line up for all three of us. I think it’ll just percolate for a while until it comes to the surface. So, unfortunately, there’s not much to tell at this point, it’s just that we want to do it.“