After the release of The Cloverfield Paradox and 10 Cloverfield Lane, many fans gave up hope on the idea of a Cloverfield 2 movie, a sequel to the popular found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams.
While everyone expected to learn more about the monster and its origins in a sequel, Bad Robot seemed to have other priorities — instead focusing on tie-in films that did little to further the story of the original film.
The internet is celebrating after The Hollywood Reporter reported that Joe Barton has been hired by Bad Robot and Paramount to write Cloverfield 2, an official sequel to the original film.
Those hoping for a film in the same style, however, might be disappointed. Unfortunately, like the other “spiritual” sequels, the long-awaited Cloverfield sequel, while continuing the original story, won’t be a found footage film.
J.J. Abrams, Drew Goddard and Matt Reeves are set to return as producers. However, most of the responsibility for the sequel will fall on the shoulders of Joe Barton, the screenwriter and showrunner for the untitled The Batman spin-off TV series and Netflix’s horror/mystery film, The Ritual.
Additional story details are thin. However, considering that most of the original cast died in the 2008 film, we imagine that Cloverfield 2 will probably follow a new set of characters, possibly still fighting the vengeful creature and its smaller parasite creatures from the original film.
There have been whispers about a sequel for years now, so it’s great to hear that it’s finally happening. The original Cloverfield film scored a really impressive $172 million against a tiny $25 million budget.
Regardless of what it is and what it becomes, we’re just glad that we’ll find out more about the mysterious creature.