JJ’s pal, “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves, knows. In fact, he’s one of the anointed few lucky enough to have read the script. The only problem is, he’s not really at liberty to discuss it.
That said, in a recent chat with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Reeves took a detour from promoting his new vampire thriller/drama “Let Me In” (in theaters now) to drop a couple hints about “Super 8.” Though he prefaced the discussion by saying, “I won’t reveal anything; if I did, I’d probably disappear from the face of the Earth,” Reeves kindly went on to reveal that “[the movie] is very, very intimately connected to an aspect of [Abrams’] childhood and to this idea of Super 8 [films].”
“Intimately connected” to Abrams’ childhood, you say, Matt? Interesting. Abrams has gone on record as saying “Super 8” will be set in Ohio in 1979 and be an homage to the Steven Spielberg science-fiction films of the ’70s and ’80s. Translation: Expect something to do with extraterrestrials. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours.
With his “Super 8” tease out of the way, Reeves, who directed 2008’s “Cloverfield,” discussed the possibility of collaborating with Abrams on a sequel. “I think if we could find the right version of that movie to do, I’d love to do it. And I know JJ wants to do it, too. So hopefully we’ll figure it out.”
What do you think “Super 8” is about? And do you have any ideas for the “right version” of “Cloverfield 2“?