"Cloverfield 2" is the title of a possible sequel to Cloverfield.
Background Information At the premiere of the film, Matt Reeves talked about possibilities on how a sequel will turn out if the film succeeds. According to Reeves, "While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go. The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie! In today's day and age of people filming their lives on their camera phones and Handycams, uploading it to YouTube... That was kind of exciting thinking about that."
In another interview, Reeves states:
There's a moment on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there was a guy filming something on the side of the bridge, and Hud sees him filming and he turns over and he sees the ship that's been capsized and sees the headless Statue of Liberty, and then he turns back and this guy's briefly filming him. In my mind that was two movies intersecting for a brief moment, and I thought there was something interesting in the idea that this incident happened and there are so many different points of view, and there are several different movies at least happening that evening and we just saw one piece of another.
Reeves also points out that the end scene on Coney Island shows something falling into the ocean in the background (pointed out by fans to be in the far right from the view out of the ferris wheel, a bit left of a boat sitting in the water seen falling just as the camera beeps), but didn't give out details. Producers Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams also announced their thoughts to Entertainment Weekly about possible sequel(s). According to Bryan Burk, "The creative team has fleshed out an entire backstory which, if we're lucky, we might get to explore in future films".
Also, [Abrams states that he does not want to rush into the development of the sequel right away because of the first film's success, instead he wants to create a sequel that is true to the previous film.
At the end of January, Matt Reeves entered early talks with Paramount Pictures to direct a sequel to Cloverfield, which would likely be filmed before Reeves's other project, The Invisible Woman. Reeves now said:
The idea of doing something so differently is exhilarating. We hope that it created a movie experience that is different. The thing about doing a sequel is that I think we all really feel protective of that experience. The key here will be if we can find something that is compelling enough and that is different enough for us to do, then it will probably be worth doing. Obviously it also depends on how Cloverfield does worldwide and all of those things too, but really, for us creatively, we just want to find something that would be another challenge.
In an interview with IGN, J. J. Abrams stated that they are still in talks with Paramount. Abrams thought (in his opinion) that it would be fun to work on something different. Matt Reeves and Drew Goddard have drawn up different stories for the sequel, but Abrams is only considering the idea of continuing Cloverfield. Paramount is still trying to seal the deal for the sequel.
In an interview with "Attack of the Show", J. J. Abrams had stated that a sequel had not been finalized yet, though Matt Reeves and Paramount are still in talks. In a separate interview, Matt Reeves had stated the same thing. In the same interview between Abrams and "AOTS", Abrams had said that they might abandon the filming style, stating that he and the rest of the crew would like to try something new.
According to J. J. Abrams in another interview, he has said "We're talking about it with Paramount still... but the truth is there's another idea that I'd rather do with the same people than do a sequel of Cloverfield."
At the San Diego Comic-Con, J.J. Abrams said "There will be a Cloverfield 2...but it won't be a sequel. It will be something "surprising". .
According to IMDB, A CLOVERFIELD 2 Data Base was created, with an "In Development" mark. Also according to IMDB, Cloverfield 2 will be released in 2014, Although this is unconfirmed. Recently, Matt Reeves stated in an interview with Total Film Magazinethat "You Are Going To See Cloverfield 2" This is what he had to say:
"Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when [laughs]. At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard,who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and J.J. Abrams is very much involved. However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time."
He was then asked if the film would be in the same real time format:
"You see, that’s a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time? We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can’t just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again."