Director/writer Drew Goddard has been busy touring around for his latest film The Cabin in the Woods. One of the biggest topics that everyone keeps throwing at him is the status of a Cloverfield sequel. For those of you that don’t remember, Goddard wrote the script while Matt Reeves directed and J.J. Abrams produced.
Here’s what Goddard had to say on the matter (via First Showing):
“If you’d asked me a year ago I would have said absolutely because I thought that was inherent to it. The thing about Cloverfield that was exciting was that it felt different, and we’d need to find whatever that is. We’d make it feel fresh and new, and if you asked each of us how we were going to do it we’d each have a different answer.”
I actually really like that response. He’s more concerned with the films quality than simply pumping out a sequel to a successful film. Cloverfield came out in a time where found-footage films were considered new and fresh. It kick-started the whole craze and it’s arguably still the best found-footage film out there.
The magic lies with the perfect teaming of Reeves, Abrams and Goddard and nothing should even be thought of if all three aren’t completely on board. That being said, I think I’d like to see something drastically different. Don’t just shoot a found-footage film from another person’s perspective. Try and mix it up even more by filming it traditionally or in a way that hasn’t been done before.
A Cloverfield sequel should only exist if there’s a story that’s really worth telling. It’s good to know that Goddard agrees.
What about you? Do you want to see a proper Cloverfield sequel or should they leave it alone?