Over the weekend at South By Southwest, MTV’s very own Josh Horowitz had the opportunity to speak with “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves about the status of a sequel to the 2008 thriller.
“I can tell you nothing, [but] there are these spikes in activity,” he said when asked about a second “Cloverfield” movie. “There are things that we keep talking about and things spike up. It very well may happen.”
Reeves said that the current core group of “Cloverfield” thinkers consists of himself, Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and screenwriter Drew Goddard, though “there are other people who may get involved as well.” Still, the director cautioned fans to remain patient, as it would take some time for “Cloverfield 2” to hit theaters.
“There’s a personal project that J.J. is about to do,” he said. “J.J. is in the early stages of what he’s doing and he’s getting consumed by it. The amazing thing about J.J. — when I get into something, I get tunnel vision. He’s amazing at focusing but also amazing at multitasking.”
Despite Abrams’ hectic schedule and Reeves’ own hefty workload — he’s currently in post-production on “Let Me In,” the vampire thriller starring Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee — the director said that “there are constant talks about” pursuing a “Cloverfield” sequel.
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