While fans of the first Cloverfield are understandably drooling for the day Cloverfield 2 finally makes its way to the big screen, in an interview with B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen earlier today director Matt Reeves (talking about the Feb. 1st DVD/Blu-ray release of Let Me In) claimed that producer J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Drew Goddard, and himself just haven’t had a chance to meet yet to hash out a story – and that if they don’t figure out something they’re all happy with once they do get together, the project could in fact never happen. In other words: the sequel isn’t dead, but it’s not exactly on the fast-track either.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have any [news],” said Reeves. “We’re just…you know, somebody was saying to me that I had said something about, ‘well, we’re gonna try and get the band back together.’ And the band is still not back together, we’re just still talking about getting back together. But we haven’t really had a chance to talk about it. I mean, J.J. is eding ‘Super 8’ right now, he’s got a very, very intense schedule right now that he’s working on. And Drew [Goddard] is writing Steven Spielberg’s next movie, I think, after the Abraham Lincoln film. He’s doing ‘Robopocalypse’. So everybody’s very, very busy. But I’m sure we’ll get together one of these days and sort of bounce it around until we come up with something that we get excited about. And if we don’t, then we won’t make it.”
We’ll keep you posted on any future news…hopefully they can find a way to make this one work.