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RichC2
07-03-07, 09:03 AM
Figured I'd start this for the hell of it, as some showings of Transformers showed the trailer beforehand, others didn't.

This is JJ Abrams new project (he's a producer rather) and it appears to be a middle to low budget monster movie set in Manhattan shot through first person by people on the street. Its set to come out on 1.18.2008 as of now.

Some links:
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=21627
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33104

I'll just say it sounds similar to the korean movie The Host.

Fincher Fan
07-03-07, 09:08 AM
Kudama?

Patman
07-03-07, 09:21 AM
The best part of seeing the trailer was the "WTF" reaction to the trailer by the Transformer crowd.

Supermallet
07-03-07, 06:25 PM
This did show in some of the DLP showings, by the way.

RichC2
07-03-07, 06:54 PM
Damn I got jipped.

mdc3000
07-03-07, 07:53 PM
How come this is still classified as "untitled" on IMDB and the trailer doesn't even show a title... pretty cool trailer and anything with JJ Abrams attached will get me in the theatre.

sinister
07-03-07, 08:52 PM
it seemed really cool. alot of wtf reactions in my theater also. first i was like, "another roland emmerich movie".

PopcornTreeCt
07-03-07, 08:55 PM
The movie is supposed to look like home video. The amateur cam plus CGI has been done to death though. Not entirely surprised they decided to make a full length movie.

speedyray
07-04-07, 08:20 AM
Yeah, the trailer intrigued me a lot. I kept thinking some sort of Godzilla type movie, but it never really shows the threat so it could be anything. That is what I call a teaser trailer. I look forward to hearing more about this movie. Oh, and I was at a DLP showing.

Shilex
07-04-07, 11:17 AM
I like the idea of the handheld camera with special effects. It's definitely different for a full length movie. It's also a good way to make the special effects look more realistic. I wonder if Cloverfield is going to be the official name or if they'll change it once it gets closer to coming out. There seems to be a lot of secrecy with this movie, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did change it.

Zodiac_Speaking
07-04-07, 11:18 AM
I'll third that my Transformers crowd had a "WTF?" reaction.

JPRaup
07-04-07, 12:04 PM
Mine did also

This looks like an awesome movie though.

geicos27
07-04-07, 12:48 PM
The website's up.

01-18-08.com

Mittman
07-04-07, 02:21 PM
I like the idea of the handheld camera with special effects. It's definitely different for a full length movie. It's also a good way to make the special effects look more realistic. I wonder if Cloverfield is going to be the official name or if they'll change it once it gets closer to coming out. There seems to be a lot of secrecy with this movie, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did change it.

Cloverfield is a code name. It's the name of a street or something on the studio lot. The title will not be Cloverfield.

JumpCutz
07-04-07, 02:37 PM
Boy that website is pretty incredible. :lol:

There was a bootleg copy of the trailer on youtube last night. Looks pretty interesting.

Snowmaker
07-04-07, 02:40 PM
Glad I saw this thread before I went today, so I knew what it was when I saw it. It had no name in the trailer. Just JJ Abrams and 1/18/08. didn't even recognize any actors.

Looks like Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla.

asianxcore
07-04-07, 03:19 PM
I'll third that my Transformers crowd had a "WTF?" reaction.

the same at my Transformers showing :). all the people sitting behind my friend and I pretty much yelled it out. "WTF was that?"

it looks like it could be interesting. (semi-biased because I'm a big JJ fan)

JumpCutz
07-04-07, 03:43 PM
Did the guy in trailer say "...it's a lion and it's huge"? It sure sounded like that.

xage
07-04-07, 04:46 PM
Seeing "BAD ROBOT" showing first "I said to myself... What? Lost in big screen?"

Boy I was wrong...

Its unexpected and the audience where like WTF?

Mittman
07-04-07, 04:59 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=llZf7oVLlgY

xage
07-04-07, 06:08 PM
it seems that Paramount is vigilant enough to pull out any bootlegged trailers from the net.

clemente
07-04-07, 07:04 PM
I guess "From Matt Reeves, creator of FELICITY" wouldn't carry the same kind of street cred with the kids...

hardercore
07-04-07, 08:06 PM
Who else is so iffy about J.J Abrams projects these days that they think he produced the first 23 minutes before leaving it up to the rest of his crew to finish it out?

JordanGLC
07-04-07, 08:21 PM
Well I'm definitely biased when it comes to giant monster flicks, so obviously I was psyched when I read about this. Saw the trailer today and that multiplied the psyched factor ten fold. I kept going "Show it!" but of course that didn't happen. They won't reveal the monster for a while I'm figuring.

I'll just say it sounds similar to the korean movie The Host.Yeah that's what I was thinking when I first heard about this. I wonder what the folks that are doing the US remake of that flick think about this?

"Support everything giant monster, help bring about a big budget Godzilla movie (the real Godzilla)!" :fc: :)

outcastja
07-04-07, 09:09 PM
Seeing "BAD ROBOT" showing first "I said to myself... What? Lost in big screen?"

Boy I was wrong...

Its unexpected and the audience where like WTF?

Same here, when I heard the sound of the monster, it immediately reminded me of the monster on Lost.

xage
07-04-07, 10:53 PM
This teaser was a freakin word of mouth now in the net.

The following speculations pops out:

1. A possible Godzilla remake/sequel
2. A "Lost" related movie
3. "The Host" like movie
4. "Parasite" comes into the picture
5. Even "Voltron" comes into picture

This JJ Abrams dude sure do know how to leave people with "WTF" questions...

I hope this doesnt fall as a crappy movie once it comes out in 1-18-08

A great marketing strategy having it included with Transformers and make audiences in disbelief with a lot of questions in mind prior watchin a summer popcorn flick!

Defiant1
07-05-07, 12:52 AM
I can't believe that in this age of the internet and every major movie having its script and plot points leaked that this movie has completely slipped under the radar. Bravo, Paramount. Now explain how your internal security on the Star Trek films is so poor?

And what kind of release date is January 18? That's the dumping ground for movies!

VHS?
07-05-07, 01:53 AM
Teaser up again...for now anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njcHGunU89w

raven56706
07-05-07, 08:23 AM
the girl in the beginning dancing has nice tits

Matthew Ackerly
07-05-07, 09:42 AM
Man, if this is a Godzilla flick, this could be insane...

raven56706
07-05-07, 09:45 AM
i doubt its godzilla.... but is this really that top secret

Matthew Ackerly
07-05-07, 10:05 AM
That "Roar" sounded a lot like Godzilla, but you're probably right. I don't think Paramount owns the rights to Godzilla.

Who does own the American rights to Godzilla? Fox?

mdc3000
07-05-07, 10:56 AM
Well, Sony had the rights for the previous Godzilla flick, so I'll assume they still have them... but coming out in January definitely confirms this is not a Godzilla flick...but that was the consensus of many people at Transformers who saw this...the other half were like me, scratching their heads saying "what fucking movie is that teaser for"... really weird marketing strategy going on here.....

raven56706
07-05-07, 11:10 AM
well its great marketing because everyone wants to know what it is.... but hey.. i hope it delivers....

naitram
07-05-07, 11:30 AM
Ya saw this before Transformers (in DLP) and I thought for sure it was a new Godzilla movie. Who knows...looks cool though.

raven56706
07-05-07, 11:50 AM
transformers in dlp???? where?

RichC2
07-05-07, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I need to edit out the DLP comment.

A lot of theatres show it in DLP. The AMC in Tallahassee got a DLP projector a few months ago to accomidate Meet the Robinsons in 3D (amongst others). Back down in Central Florida there are numerous theatres that are predominately DLP (12 of 16 screens in some cases). Of course, they're all newer (we got 3 new theatres from 2002 - 2004.)

VHS?
07-05-07, 02:27 PM
Better cam straight on and better audio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnlgQzelsxE

I'm gonna guess that it not Godzilla since Sony still own the rights.
I cant begin to guess what it might be.Could be a new thing for all we know...

islandclaws
07-05-07, 02:28 PM
Looks interesting. I'm a sucker for big monster movies so if that's what this turns out to be then I'm game. Even if not, it still looks better than most tripe that trailers show these days.

Giantrobo
07-05-07, 03:15 PM
In both of the threaters I saw this in the crowd was all hyped up for Transfromers but they got totally quiet and were fixed on the screen when this rolled. But when it was done they all booed. :lol:

PopcornTreeCt
07-05-07, 03:15 PM
Trailer looked cool.

al_bundy
07-05-07, 03:45 PM
transformers in dlp???? where?

http://www.dlp.com/cinema/search_results.aspx?country=227

JordanGLC
07-05-07, 04:09 PM
Who does own the American rights to Godzilla? Fox?No one that I know of. Yoshimitsu Banno is trying to get that 3D Godzilla movie going (latest is that production begins Feb. '08). If that happens he has rights to it everywhere except Japan.
Well, Sony had the rights for the previous Godzilla flick, so I'll assume they still have them...Nope. Their rights expired.

dsa_shea
07-05-07, 06:11 PM
Does anyone think this might be Voltron?

Supermallet
07-05-07, 06:27 PM
I highly doubt Paramount would be able to keep a Voltron movie produced by J.J. Abrams under wraps. The only way they could is if this is a new thing that no one is looking for. I'm guessing this is an entirely new IP.

al_bundy
07-05-07, 07:04 PM
Does anyone think this might be Voltron?

yes, if that scene was zarkon attacking that planet with a robeast

Matthew Chmiel
07-05-07, 07:34 PM
So what is CLOVERFIELD? Well, word from inside the company is that CLOVERFIELD is a giant monster movie, featuring something that's being referred to internally as "The Parasite," and we’re going to see a trailer for it very soon that’s been designed and shot even as we speak. I’m not sure if it’s going to be attached to TRANSFORMERS or if we’ll see it later in the summer, but it’s definitely coming soon. And the end of it should feature one of those iconic images that makes people talk about a trailer for months.

And what makes this different than any other giant monster movie? Well, as I understand it, most of the film is going to be shot using home video cameras, as if from the point of view of real people who are experiencing an attack on New York. It’s designed as a fairly small picture, all things considered, and right now, they’re working to make sure the script is going to deliver some wild thrills (like an earthquake that levels Manhattan or an oil tanker flipping over by the Statue of Liberty), but that it’s not suddenly going to turn into a giant $150 million movie. It’s a tricky balance, and if they pull off everything they’re trying to do, CLOVERFIELD could be something really groovy. Not a man in suit in sight.

That was from an article about a month or two ago.

VHS?
07-05-07, 07:40 PM
Well looking at IMDB,

Voltron (2008)
Writer: Justin Marks

This J.J. Abrams project (2008)
Writer: Drew Goddard

Different studios and different writers.

BJacks
07-05-07, 08:39 PM
The AICN blurb above is basically on point. We'll find out more at comic-con.

al_bundy
07-05-07, 08:40 PM
if you do a google search for voltron movie there is an MTV article that comes up talking about the trailer and a tidbit that supposedly the 2008 Voltron movie will take place in Manhattan

PopcornTreeCt
07-05-07, 09:08 PM
Saw the trailer on the big screen today. I'm looking forward to it. I liked the shot of the Statue of Liberty head falling on the road.

BJacks
07-05-07, 09:31 PM
if you do a google search for voltron movie there is an MTV article that comes up talking about the trailer and a tidbit that supposedly the 2008 Voltron movie will take place in ManhattanThat's this article (http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1564178/20070705/story.jhtml), and the Voltron stuff was just quoting someone on the Internet. We didn't say it takes place in Manhattan, the Internet dude did.

al_bundy
07-05-07, 09:54 PM
That's this article (http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1564178/20070705/story.jhtml), and the Voltron stuff was just quoting someone on the Internet. We didn't say it takes place in Manhattan, the Internet dude did.




"It's 'Voltron' for a number of reasons," argued aztecsaxwarrior, referencing a supposed big-screen version of another '80s cartoon. "Some feel the line yelled out in the trailer is 'It's a lion!' as opposed to 'It's alive!' Also, one of the writers for the Voltron movie, in an interview, has already indicated 'Voltron' will take place in Manhattan.".

BJacks
07-05-07, 10:23 PM
The quotes around that graf are because we're quoting the guy named "aztecsaxwarrior." It's just one of the many dubious online rumors that we collected in that article. The truth of the film lies much closer to the AICN post.

RichC2
07-05-07, 10:25 PM
http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/ apparently is part of their campaign.

Dunno why Paramount is so hard on bootlegs of that teaser.

xage
07-05-07, 10:49 PM
http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/ apparently is part of their campaign.

Dunno why Paramount is so hard on bootlegs of that teaser.


Hmm pretty interesting about your post

...war came, no longer from the elemental nor from the star's rain of fire. The world was again remade, and the glow was as the coming of the sun upon the Earth. The children of the gods were again too few, scattered and divided and among them walked the ancients and those whose thoughts were not as to the towers and the marvels, but to the End and the destruction of the Earth and to the fires from which nothing could escape.

auto
07-05-07, 11:27 PM
http://trekmovie.com/2007/07/05/cloverfield-trailer/

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/news.php?id=6573

invisiblegt
07-05-07, 11:49 PM
From the official 1-18-08 website...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/invisiblegt/1-18-08.jpg

Now, if you notice, between the two girls...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/invisiblegt/11808.jpg

It appears to be a small creature of some sort, perhaps with a tail reaching down to the end of the picture. By zooming in, you can make out a triangular face, with two large ears, as well as a rather "normal" face: eyes, nose, mouth. There also seems to be a tiny body of some sort.

Now, I realize everything I have just posted may be a bit skewed, seeing as though I am quite tired, and my veins are running on little more than a single-malt Scotch and some popcorn.

Defiant1
07-05-07, 11:53 PM
Hmm pretty interesting about your post

...war came, no longer from the elemental nor from the star's rain of fire. The world was again remade, and the glow was as the coming of the sun upon the Earth. The children of the gods were again too few, scattered and divided and among them walked the ancients and those whose thoughts were not as to the towers and the marvels, but to the End and the destruction of the Earth and to the fires from which nothing could escape.

So possibly a movie about The End Times?

VHS?
07-06-07, 12:36 AM
1:14min
GIRL: "What it is it, is it coming this way?"
GUY: "fast garble.....look at the size of the light, it's huge"

Don't think 'lion' is what is being said.

As for the photo.Wonder if 12:36A is some sort of clue?

dan30oly
07-06-07, 01:24 AM
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+12:36

CKMorpheus
07-06-07, 01:43 AM
Looks like the makings of an Alternate Reality Game, similar to I Love Bees, 'Art is Resistance', The Lost Experience, and a few others.

You can read about the premiere ARG company, 42 Entertainment (http://www.42entertainment.com/default.html). And read/watch (http://www.42entertainment.com/bees.html) the videos of (http://www.42entertainment.com/beast.html) the (http://www.42entertainment.com/vpg.html) work (http://www.42entertainment.com/cathy.html) they (http://www.42entertainment.com/hex.html) do (http://www.42entertainment.com/poker.html) .

Jackskeleton
07-06-07, 03:46 AM
http://www.ethanhaaswaswrong.blogspot.com/


I'm going to guess it has something to do with Cthulhu. Or at the very least I can hope for something like that.

IMRICKJAMES
07-06-07, 05:17 AM
Its not Voltron, that movie is already in the works.

I initially thought Godzilla when I heard the sound...but then I was thinking it would be pretty damn hard to keep a new movie in that franchise a secret. Then when I read that this movie was low budget I ruled out Godzilla.

What ever it is the marketing campaign is working damn well so far. All this speculation and it doesnt come out for months.

Got me thinking...wouldn't it be crazy if this, or some future movie, was kept so underwraps that no one knew anything about it until the day it opens. Imagine the hype! I know its impossible but that would just be nuts if choppy home movies is all we see of this until right up to the release date.

Supermallet
07-06-07, 07:02 AM
http://www.ethanhaaswaswrong.blogspot.com/


I'm going to guess it has something to do with Cthulhu. Or at the very least I can hope for something like that.

The Cthulhu comment seems to have come from someone not associated with the blog, just a reader. I would love a movie with a giant Lovecraft-inspired creature (because the one in Hellboy just isn't enough to sate my hunger).

Either way, these websites have got me way more excited than that trailer. But I'm a sucker for ARG.

Edit: Now I notice that several of the Cthulhu comments are from a poster called Abdul Alhazred, which is the name of the Mad Arab that wrote the dreaded Necronomicon in Lovecraft's writing. This user has been on blogspot since...July 2007. So now I'm slightly more inclined to believe that the film itself could very well be Cthulu related.

IMRICKJAMES
07-06-07, 07:52 AM
There is some newly updated info on IMDB

its not Godzilla. Sony owned the rights til 2003, when they then reverted back to Toho. This movie is being made by Paramount. They would have to have bought the rights and that would have been public by now.

its not The Host remake. Again, this is a Paramount project. The Host remake is Universal

its not Voltron either. Voltron is Universal. They also mention the Voltron rumors only started because the line 'Its alive! Its huge' in the trailer is misinterpreted as 'Its a lion! Its huge'

they also mention 1/18/08 is the approximate date for the new season of Lost!! A point is also made that the monster in the trailer sounds a lot like the smoke monster on Lost.


Anyways, I hope they keep this a mystery for a long time

Supermallet
07-06-07, 07:55 AM
I hope to god this has nothing to do with Lost.

al_bundy
07-06-07, 08:11 AM
looks like the hype machine is running at full speed

raven56706
07-06-07, 08:20 AM
i think its Rosie O Donnell monster movie

IMRICKJAMES
07-06-07, 08:29 AM
i think its Rosie O Donnell monster movie

Wasnt that already a South Park episode?

Matthew Ackerly
07-06-07, 08:45 AM
This is becoming weirder and weirder... check out this link for new sites that have just launched... This more complicated than a simple monster movie...

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=21766

Jackskeleton
07-06-07, 08:47 AM
The Cthulhu comment seems to have come from someone not associated with the blog, just a reader. I would love a movie with a giant Lovecraft-inspired creature (because the one in Hellboy just isn't enough to sate my hunger).

Either way, these websites have got me way more excited than that trailer. But I'm a sucker for ARG.

Edit: Now I notice that several of the Cthulhu comments are from a poster called Abdul Alhazred, which is the name of the Mad Arab that wrote the dreaded Necronomicon in Lovecraft's writing. This user has been on blogspot since...July 2007. So now I'm slightly more inclined to believe that the film itself could very well be Cthulu related.

All I have to say to you is that Sometimes I doubt your commitment to sparkle motion, mister!

Never doubt me again. :p

Supermallet
07-06-07, 09:25 AM
Now, Jack, that is just your fear manifesting itself. Do you see this? This is an Anger Prisoner. A textbook example.

RichC2
07-06-07, 09:56 AM
There is some newly updated info on IMDB

its not Godzilla. Sony owned the rights til 2003, when they then reverted back to Toho. This movie is being made by Paramount. They would have to have bought the rights and that would have been public by now.

its not The Host remake. Again, this is a Paramount project. The Host remake is Universal

its not Voltron either. Voltron is Universal. They also mention the Voltron rumors only started because the line 'Its alive! Its huge' in the trailer is misinterpreted as 'Its a lion! Its huge'

they also mention 1/18/08 is the approximate date for the new season of Lost!! A point is also made that the monster in the trailer sounds a lot like the smoke monster on Lost.


Anyways, I hope they keep this a mystery for a long time

Lost is slated to start in Feb. 08.

It's likely exactly what was originally rumored, a sci-fi monster movie shot at street level with some original monster (Parasite?). I hope its cool.

Hell maybe its a Parasite Eve movie with the giant dinosaur coming to life, heh.

BJacks
07-06-07, 11:46 AM
It's not a Lost movie.

VHS?
07-06-07, 02:39 PM
The Hollywood Reporter writes:

"Cloverfield," which revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people, is being produced by J.J. Abrams. It is being directed by Matt Reeves, who co-created "Felicity" with Abrams, and is written by Drew Goddard, who has worked with Abrams on "Lost" and "Alias."

Paramount greenlighted the project under a veil of heavy secrecy in February, about the same time that Abrams agreed to the take over the directing reins of the new "Star Trek" film.

The casting process was just as mysterious. No scripts or even scene pages were sent out; agents who were contacted were simply asked if their client wanted to be in the movie or not. Eventually a cast, made up mostly of relative unknowns, was put together; it includes Michael Stahl-David ("The Black Donnellys"), Odet Jasmin, Mike Vogel ("Supercross") and Lizzy Kaplan ("The Class").

The movie, which is believed to have a relatively modest budget of about $30 million, began shooting in mid-June in New York. With "Transformers" generating huge tracking numbers in the weeks before its release, the studio decided to put footage from "Cloverfield" in a teaser in front of "Transformers" to build buzz.

After first presenting the Paramount and Bad Robot logos -- Bad Robot being Abrams' shingle -- the trailer opens with scenes from a surprise going-away party in a New York bar with a view of the city. Before long, a thundering roar is heard, and by the time guests run downstairs, pandemonium and flaming debris are hitting the streets. After a huge explosion at the lower end of Manhattan, what appears to be the head of the Statue of Liberty comes hurtling up the street like a giant projectile.

The trailer's footage is shot by a hand-held camera, home-movie style, giving it a sort of "Armageddon" meets " The Blair Witch Project" feel, though it is not clear if the entire movie follows that style. While the trailer does not reveal the name of the movie, it does announce a release date of Jan. 18.

Several copies of the trailer, seemingly shot in theaters with a camcorder, were posted on YouTube by Thursday morning. But by Thursday afternoon, some links had been taken down, replaced by an advisory saying, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corp."

Producing the movie along with Abrams is Bryan Burk, who has worked on such Abrams shows as "Lost," "Six Degrees" and "What About Brian." Guy Riedel and Sherryl Clark are executive producing.

"Cloverfield" is shooting in New York.

RichC2
07-06-07, 02:42 PM
So thats how they kept it so well under wraps, they just started it :p

TomOpus
07-06-07, 04:06 PM
The AICN blurb above is basically on point. We'll find out more at comic-con.Can you confirm that there will be a panel at Con? I usually camp out in Hall H on Saturday (maybe Friday) so I'll be all over this if it happens.

Superboy
07-06-07, 04:57 PM
I'm surprised we didn't see

GABBO, GABBO, GABBO!!!!

flash across the screen.

DeputyDave
07-06-07, 06:03 PM
I want to see a monster moviw with a really, really, really giant monster. Something on a scale we haven't seen before. A creature that would dwarf New York.

C-Mart
07-06-07, 06:28 PM
I want to see a monster moviw with a really, really, really giant monster. Something on a scale we haven't seen before. A creature that would dwarf New York.

You mean like Galactus eating the planet? 'Cause we got that one. ;)

BJacks
07-06-07, 06:34 PM
Can you confirm that there will be a panel at Con? I usually camp out in Hall H on Saturday (maybe Friday) so I'll be all over this if it happens.There's something for Cloverfield happening at comic-con; I don't know what exactly that entails yet. A panel wouldn't surprise me though; JJ will already be there and since the cast aren't heavyweights it should be easy to get them down to san diego.

IMRICKJAMES
07-06-07, 06:55 PM
I'm surprised we didn't see

GABBO, GABBO, GABBO!!!!

flash across the screen.

Id go see that.

Zen Peckinpah
07-06-07, 10:49 PM
AICN story on the possible basis of the film (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33238)

If it's true that this is an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, bring it on. Bring it the fuck on. I mean, this probably isn't in the league of Re-Animator or From Beyond, but if it's the same thing as those (an old story with several new trimmings), we're in good hands.

outcastja
07-06-07, 11:04 PM
Wasnt that already a South Park episode?

It was Mecha Streisand

<img src="http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5663/sp16dg3.jpg" style="width: 360px; height: 240px; border: 0" alt="" />

DeputyDave
07-06-07, 11:55 PM
AICN story on the possible basis of the film (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33238)

If it's true that this is an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, bring it on. Bring it the fuck on. I mean, this probably isn't in the league of Re-Animator or From Beyond, but if it's the same thing as those (an old story with several new trimmings), we're in good hands.See, that's what I'm talking about. One of the ancient god like monsters, bigger than a city, going on a rampage would rock.

pixcy
07-07-07, 12:38 AM
From the official 1-18-08 website...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/invisiblegt/1-18-08.jpg

Now, if you notice, between the two girls...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/invisiblegt/11808.jpg

It appears to be a small creature of some sort, perhaps with a tail reaching down to the end of the picture. By zooming in, you can make out a triangular face, with two large ears, as well as a rather "normal" face: eyes, nose, mouth. There also seems to be a tiny body of some sort.

Now, I realize everything I have just posted may be a bit skewed, seeing as though I am quite tired, and my veins are running on little more than a single-malt Scotch and some popcorn.

I am usually a lurker here but I thought I'd reply when I saw this. When I was checking out the official site earlier my 8 year old son came in and said the picture was a little scary. He said he didn't like the "monster" between the two girls (I had not zoomed in either, he just saw it right off the bat). He had no idea that it was from a movie or anything.

Anyhow, just thought I'd respond to that. :)

Supermallet
07-07-07, 12:46 AM
That's awesome.

bee_01
07-07-07, 03:21 AM
I heard a lot of people saying "Bad Robot" after the trailer ended :P

IMRICKJAMES
07-07-07, 04:17 AM
It was Mecha Streisand

<img src="http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5663/sp16dg3.jpg" style="width: 360px; height: 240px; border: 0" alt="" />

Rosie was on South Park too...wasn't she the monster in the Traper Keeper episode?

xage
07-07-07, 05:00 PM
AICN story on the possible basis of the film (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33238)

If it's true that this is an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, bring it on. Bring it the fuck on. I mean, this probably isn't in the league of Re-Animator or From Beyond, but if it's the same thing as those (an old story with several new trimmings), we're in good hands.

What about this? http://www.cthulhuthemovie.com/ Does this mean if JJ Abrams slated to show this in Jan 2008 showing it has no originality?

This is to be shown in general on Fall of 2007? thous released last month in limited theaters.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzXtrRybOnU


On the other side of the buzz... It seems that the media catched up already with the mystery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WcPvu5canE

CNBC's take on the 1-18-08 trailer shown with Transformers.



And.. just in

Site Update..

There are now two pictures shown and can be drag once you enter

http://www.1-18-08.com/

Please let us know what you say about the new photo's mystery (for now folks were just partying)

xage
07-07-07, 05:18 PM
Updated theories

This teaser was a freakin word of mouth now in the net.

The following speculations pops out:

1. A possible Godzilla remake/sequel
2. A "Lost" related movie
3. "The Host" like movie
4. "Parasite" comes into the picture
5. Even "Voltron" comes into picture
6. A Possible HP Lovecraft creature Cthulhu movie (Added 7/7/07)

This JJ Abrams dude sure do know how to leave people with "WTF" questions...

I hope this doesnt fall as a crappy movie once it comes out in 1-18-08

A great marketing strategy having it included with Transformers and make audiences in disbelief with a lot of questions in mind prior watchin a summer popcorn flick!

CharlieK
07-07-07, 05:41 PM
In that picture above, you sure that's not just the messed-up hair of the woman on the left?

IMRICKJAMES
07-07-07, 06:12 PM
Updated theories

Its not Godzilla, The Host, or Voltron

The other theories...who knows?

JumpCutz
07-07-07, 06:46 PM
In that picture above, you sure that's not just the messed-up hair of the woman on the left?

That's what it looks like to me. There is no monster in that picture.

Supermallet
07-07-07, 07:07 PM
I'm clearly seeing the creature being described in that picture.

DeputyDave
07-07-07, 07:10 PM
That's what it looks like to me. There is no monster in that picture.That's what I thought a first, too. But after reading your post I glanced at it again and it does kind of look like a face looking to the right. It kind of looks like that elf thing from the Harry Potter movies:
http://www.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/movies/h/harry_potter_chamber_of_secrets/dobby2/281x211.jpg
But that could be my imagination.

Dean Kousoulas
07-07-07, 07:14 PM
I saw the teaser last night in front of a packed Transformers crowd, and everybody in the theatre all had the feeling of "WTF?" It was great!

I for one hope they go the BWP route, and doesn't show the monster at all, or only small shots of it. The element of fear should drive the movie home.

Jackskeleton
07-07-07, 07:20 PM
So can I gloat about calling the cthulhu angle if it pans out?

dvdmovie1
07-07-07, 07:37 PM
It looks like if Godzilla interrupted an episode of "What About Brian?"

xage
07-07-07, 09:57 PM
My post #57 in page 3 of this thread refers to the script code of the website. For info



http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/ apparently is part of their campaign.

Dunno why Paramount is so hard on bootlegs of that teaser.


Hmm pretty interesting about your post

...war came, no longer from the elemental nor from the star's rain of fire. The world was again remade, and the glow was as the coming of the sun upon the Earth. The children of the gods were again too few, scattered and divided and among them walked the ancients and those whose thoughts were not as to the towers and the marvels, but to the End and the destruction of the Earth and to the fires from which nothing could escape.

Jackskeleton
07-08-07, 12:38 AM
Well. the pictures get even stranger..

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3706/68376436nx6.jpg

So... it looks like the picture is of the same girl just mirrored in itself. Oh yeah, with creepy creature in the middle.

and in another ARG field..

"The Team found mountains, raising to an elevation of 15,000 feet and valleys that sank below the basic mark the team established for "sea level." Lush green fields were found containing a form of grass, but contained bulbs. The Team coined these fields, "Clover Fields," even though the bulbs were not clover."

from http://www.serpo.org/release7.asp a site concerning the alleged Project Serpo, an alleged program that sent twelve US military personnel to another planet, Serpo.

It sounds like both Serpo and Majestic 12 are related to Cloverfield... moooost interesting.


Also, new e-mail
I can't stay in one place for very long. There are forces here on

earth and beyond
that are trying to stop us from spreading the truth.

You're taking a big risk contacting me but I understand why you are, I
would rather face
the future with my eyes open than closed.

I have to make sure I can trust you, it's risky for me to contact
anyone, they are always
looking for me, I can't stay in one place for very long.

You've gotten this far so I will tell you more.

View the source to see past the puzzles, there are answers beneath.

HAAS will open the second key for you

if you need more help try contacting me again at this address, I'll
keep
using it
as long as I think it's safe.

good luck... to all of us........



Conspiracy theories. The date on the trailer is 1-18-08. The time stamp on photographs on the website is dated same. So I assume that not only will the movie be released on this date, but the events occurring in the movie happen on this date.

Wikipedia reports that on 18 Jan:

1994 - The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.

2000 - The strange Tagish Lake meteorite impacted the Earth.

Which seems relevant.

Also, that day is observed as Winnie The Pooh Day (in observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.) which hopefully is not relevant.

Although a gigantic alien Winnie the Pooh coming to earth in a meteorite and tearing ass would be something to spend your film going dollars on.

Jackskeleton
07-08-07, 01:57 AM
Oh livejournal, what wont you bring us

http://ethanhaas.livejournal.com/

Interesting the aim handle is: hovercraft love

Then again, I doubt they wanted the character to be some Potter crazed anime freak. Curse this OCD.

Silverscreenvid
07-08-07, 04:55 AM
This entire project seems to me to be a huge hoax designed to promote interest in more probably next season's Lost. While it's certainly possible for a low budget movie to go from the beginning of shooting into theaters in seven months time (the time between late June and 1/18/08), it's virtually unheard of for a film with any kind of special effects like a monster movie would seem to be. And no studio ever releases a movie in January that they have any degree of confidence in.

If this movie were legit, the logical way to promote it would be to premiere it AFTER Lost's season begins so that the established franchise (Lost) could promote the unknown quantity. That's the whole purpose of beginning publicity with the highly visible July 4 release of Transformers.

It might be something along the lines of Blair Witch Project with extremely minimal production values, but I don't think that is going to play well today, especially with something that comes from a big studio and would be made merely to look cheap.

I doubt there will ever be a movie, just a series of trailers and cryptic press releases, followed by an announcement sometime this fall that production has been stopped for some unspecified reason, or that the release date has been moved back for some mysterious reason. Then when next season of Lost begins, we will see things or characters that tie into Lost. Keep in mind that there are always new characters on Lost and that there will be a "rescue team" arriving on the island early in the new season. They also play fast and loose with timelines on Lost so that the events in Cloverfield have something to do with the future of Lost that has not yet played out.

Jackskeleton
07-08-07, 05:45 AM
I doubt there will ever be a movie, just a series of trailers and cryptic press releases, followed by an announcement sometime this fall that production has been stopped for some unspecified reason, or that the release date has been moved back for some mysterious reason. Then when next season of Lost begins, we will see things or characters that tie into Lost. Keep in mind that there are always new characters on Lost and that there will be a "rescue team" arriving on the island early in the new season. They also play fast and loose with timelines on Lost so that the events in Cloverfield have something to do with the future of Lost that has not yet played out.


That's not only silly it's pretty stupid. But hey, let's quote you on that and see come a few months if it actually plays out that way or if as stated, your statement seems silly.

Supermallet
07-08-07, 07:16 AM
I just received this email, which appears to be a variation of the email Jack got:

"It's worse than I thought, the Mezin have found my location and hacked into my phone.

I need to go off the grid until I can find a safe location to transmit.

If you need help finding the answers you seek, trust HAAS for the second key, it will unlock the mysteries.

Beyond that, look for other believers.

We are growing stronger everyday, there are many out there that have found the path.


Search and you will find the keys to unlock the puzzles.

-- Van"

xage
07-08-07, 10:29 AM
It might be something along the lines of Blair Witch Project with extremely minimal production values, but I don't think that is going to play well today, especially with something that comes from a big studio and would be made merely to look cheap.


Reported budget is $30million

wewantflair
07-08-07, 11:28 AM
The second puzzle is easy, as the e-mail gives it away. I can't even figure out what the hell to do for the third puzzle.

QuePaso
07-08-07, 11:59 AM
Teaser was awesome, looks like something to catch in the theaters for sure.

clemente
07-08-07, 03:37 PM
This entire project seems to me to be a huge hoax designed to promote interest in more probably next season's Lost.

Except that this movie is being released by Paramount and Lost is produced by Buena Vista and aired on ABC, both Disney properties.

RichC2
07-08-07, 03:56 PM
This entire project seems to me to be a huge hoax designed to promote interest in more probably next season's Lost. While it's certainly possible for a low budget movie to go from the beginning of shooting into theaters in seven months time (the time between late June and 1/18/08), it's virtually unheard of for a film with any kind of special effects like a monster movie would seem to be. And no studio ever releases a movie in January that they have any degree of confidence in.

If this movie were legit, the logical way to promote it would be to premiere it AFTER Lost's season begins so that the established franchise (Lost) could promote the unknown quantity. That's the whole purpose of beginning publicity with the highly visible July 4 release of Transformers.

It might be something along the lines of Blair Witch Project with extremely minimal production values, but I don't think that is going to play well today, especially with something that comes from a big studio and would be made merely to look cheap.

I doubt there will ever be a movie, just a series of trailers and cryptic press releases, followed by an announcement sometime this fall that production has been stopped for some unspecified reason, or that the release date has been moved back for some mysterious reason. Then when next season of Lost begins, we will see things or characters that tie into Lost. Keep in mind that there are always new characters on Lost and that there will be a "rescue team" arriving on the island early in the new season. They also play fast and loose with timelines on Lost so that the events in Cloverfield have something to do with the future of Lost that has not yet played out.


The movie is set to be released in Jan, and has absolutely nothing to do with Lost (I'd put money on it.). Paramount wouldn't waste the time or money to promote an ABC/Disney production. In fact, I have no idea why anyone is even making the connection between the two outside of J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot.

Additionally, 7 months is plenty of time for a movie with mid-level special effects.

There was this small movie, War of the Worlds (Spielberg), released in 2005, it started filming in November of 2004, wrapped filming in March of 2005 and was in theatres before the end of June. Gut instincts tell me that movie had many times the special effects work this film will. Plus, considering the movie just started filming in mid-June and already has a teaser out with effects work tells you that time is a minimal constraint.

Matthew Chmiel
07-08-07, 08:41 PM
There was this small movie, War of the Worlds (Spielberg), released in 2005, it started filming in November of 2004, wrapped filming in March of 2005 and was in theatres before the end of June. Gut instincts tell me that movie had many times the special effects work this film will. Plus, considering the movie just started filming in mid-June and already has a teaser out with effects work tells you that time is a minimal constraint.
There was also this small movie, from about six years ago, called Evolution. The budget was something light, around $80 million, but shooting started in October 2000 and didn't finish until March 2001, and the film was released June 2001.

I can't believe how fucking retarded people are acting regarding this movie. People can't accept that it's a moderately budgeted monster movie?

VHS?
07-08-07, 09:09 PM
His point was you can put out a film with a moderate amount of SFX relatively fast from start to finish.Just because the powers that be behind Evolution lagged doesn't mean they had to.

I said before, I think this will just be a new creation from J.J. Abrams and has nothing to do with LOST, Cthulhu, Godzilla, or Voltron.

The_Greek
07-08-07, 10:22 PM
The second puzzle is easy, as the e-mail gives it away. I can't even figure out what the hell to do for the third puzzle.

Its like a checkers type game. You jump the little blue dots to get down to 1 dot.

IMRICKJAMES
07-08-07, 10:33 PM
I cant believe people think this movie is a hoax. A studio is not going to use a coveted trailer spot before a blockbuster movie during the prime movie season, on something thats a hoax or something just to promote a tv show.

Matthew Chmiel
07-08-07, 10:39 PM
His point was you can put out a film with a moderate amount of SFX relatively fast from start to finish.Just because the powers that be behind Evolution lagged doesn't mean they had to.
I agree with Rich and was just adding support to his argument (post production on Evolution was three months, give or take -- if you didn't catch the dates that I posted). I was making fun of the other guy, not Rich. Rich is good people.

VHS?
07-08-07, 10:46 PM
Project Serpo was an old UFO/alien hoax blown wide open.Not sure why they keep updating the site but the originator was caught.I don't see it having anything to do with this film other than Abrams knowing of it and using the name.It was a pretty elaborate hoax.
Maybe Abrams saw this and figured he could use it?
Majestic 12 is an old Military project.Again, don't see it having anything to do with this film.
Serpro ties into Majestic 12 only to 'try' and pull off the hoax but neither have anything to do with the J.J. Abrams film.

The Antipodean
07-08-07, 11:01 PM
All I know is this is a pretty brilliant PR campaign. 5+ pages on a movie that's only had one teaser? Someone's earned their paycheck.

xage
07-09-07, 01:16 AM
All I know is this is a pretty brilliant PR campaign. 5+ pages on a movie that's only had one teaser? Someone's earned their paycheck.

Take note that the 5pages is only situated in this forum

what about the media? the youtubes? the other forums? the other blog sites.. etc...

William Fuld
07-09-07, 01:28 AM
Take note that the 5pages is only situated in this forum

what about the media? the youtubes? the other forums? the other blog sites.. etc...

I just checked and there isn't a single mention of the movie anywhere else on the internet except this thread.

JumpCutz
07-09-07, 01:52 AM
I just checked and there isn't a single mention of the movie anywhere else on the internet except this thread.

:thumbsup: rotfl

Silverscreenvid
07-09-07, 01:57 AM
Except that this movie is being released by Paramount and Lost is produced by Buena Vista and aired on ABC, both Disney properties.

It doesn't have to be a tie-in with Lost; it could tie in to Star Trek, a Paramount franchise which is pretty much dead in the water right now.

The one thing that makes no sense from a business standpoint is to rush a project like this into theaters (and 7 months is a rush), make a big splash about it by releasing a major teaser trailer on July 4 and then voluntarily schedule it for release in January, a month where garbage gets dumped by the studios with alarming regularity.

It's also very surprising that so many of the trailers about this site have been pulled off the internet so quickly. First, trailers for upcoming films rarely get pulled because the studio wants everyone possible to know about the movie and they don't have to pay Youtube like they do the networks to show the trailers. Second, it's tough to find all the bootlegs. Youtube is pretty easy, but a bunch of other sites have been taken down as well. My hunch is that Abrams and company leaked the trailers and then took them down.

I'm not sure just what, if anything, is going to be playing in theaters next January, but I am fairly confident that it won't be what everyone thinks it will, a modest budget, hand-held POV monster movie that winds up having no connection whatsoever to something else Abrams/Bad Robot are involved with.

riley_dude
07-09-07, 02:40 AM
I've seen posts and even the bootleg preview all over the net.
Looks like the movie could be interesting.

Jackskeleton
07-09-07, 03:23 AM
It doesn't have to be a tie-in with Lost; it could tie in to Star Trek, a Paramount franchise which is pretty much dead in the water right now.

Ok, now you're making even less sense. So how exactly does this even come close to relating to Star Trek?

It's also very surprising that so many of the trailers about this site have been pulled off the internet so quickly. First, trailers for upcoming films rarely get pulled because the studio wants everyone possible to know about the movie and they don't have to pay Youtube like they do the networks to show the trailers. Second, it's tough to find all the bootlegs. Youtube is pretty easy, but a bunch of other sites have been taken down as well. My hunch is that Abrams and company leaked the trailers and then took them down.

Studios want you to see the teaser in theaters. It's counter productive to have a trailer attached to something and then have folks watch a crappy quality one one.

Shit, Paramount is pretty good with taking EVERYTHING that they own copyrights to off Youtube. Colbert Report clips and Daily Show clips are taken off at once.





I'm not sure just what, if anything, is going to be playing in theaters next January, but I am fairly confident that it won't be what everyone thinks it will, a modest budget, hand-held POV monster movie that winds up having no connection whatsoever to something else Abrams/Bad Robot are involved with.

I think you're insane.

al_bundy
07-09-07, 08:34 AM
if the new ST movie is pre-TOS then you shouldn't expect earth to look like it does in the movies, TNG and DS9.

bunch of people at a party and the Romulans attack and the ST movie we are hearing about is going to be about the federation/romulan war

Supermallet
07-09-07, 08:59 AM
You can't be serious.

The Bus
07-09-07, 12:44 PM
This is the stupidest fucking title for a thread ever. The movie is not called Cloverfield. Someone add "J.J. Abrams project" or "1-18-08" or something. I only happened to note it was one of the many alternate titles on IMDB.

al_bundy
07-09-07, 01:13 PM
You can't be serious.

can't be worse than B&B CGI fest/techno speak/changing the laws of physics and the onboard equipment on a whim with shallow characters

RichC2
07-09-07, 01:19 PM
This is the stupidest fucking title for a thread ever. The movie is not called Cloverfield. Someone add "J.J. Abrams project" or "1-18-08" or something. I only happened to note it was one of the many alternate titles on IMDB.

It was going by its codename of Cloverfield before the teaser came out. And since it doesn't have any other title, it's just as well.

But.. noted, though I can't do a ton about it now.

toddly6666
07-09-07, 05:51 PM
Change the numbers of "1-18-08" to letters and you get:

B-BI-AI


mean anything? Bisexual Artificial Intellegence? Bye Bye Artificial Intelligence? Be Buy Artificial Intellegence?

Jackskeleton
07-09-07, 05:54 PM
It's also very surprising that so many of the trailers about this site have been pulled off the internet so quickly. First, trailers for upcoming films rarely get pulled because the studio wants everyone possible to know about the movie and they don't have to pay Youtube like they do the networks to show the trailers. Second, it's tough to find all the bootlegs. Youtube is pretty easy, but a bunch of other sites have been taken down as well. My hunch is that Abrams and company leaked the trailers and then took them down.


Answer to this. They don't want a CRAPPY version floating around. If you're going to watch this you're going to need it in as best quality you can get. It's bad enough it's a shaky cam in itself. No need to see it on a shittier shaky cam.

My Hunch.... look at Apple.com and you'll find a nice quality teaser to view. ;)


http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/large.html

The Bus
07-09-07, 06:54 PM
No offense to you directly, RichC2. Even JJ hasn't named it yet.

riley_dude
07-09-07, 07:54 PM
Change the numbers of "1-18-08" to letters and you get:

B-BI-AI


mean anything? Bisexual Artificial Intellegence? Bye Bye Artificial Intelligence? Be Buy Artificial Intellegence?

I'd go see that. A movie about a bisexual AI.

clemente
07-09-07, 08:57 PM
No offense to you directly, RichC2. Even JJ hasn't named it yet.

Written by Drew Goddard, directed by Matt Reeves.

Aside from collecting a fat check, I'm not sure how much creative input JJ is having. But JJ's the name......sigh.

redskull47
07-09-07, 09:08 PM
I'm clearly seeing the creature being described in that picture.

The original photo was pretty dark, so I lightened it and upped the contrast in Photoshop. It doesn't seem to be anything. I think it's just the girls' hair clumping together.

Or maybe I'm totally wrong and it's a mummified cat head between them.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/bcanada92/random/clover.jpg

The Bus
07-09-07, 09:26 PM
Written by Drew Goddard, directed by Matt Reeves.

Aside from collecting a fat check, I'm not sure how much creative input JJ is having. But JJ's the name......sigh.

His name was in the teaser. :shrug: Plus the writer is from "Lost" too.

maingon
07-09-07, 09:40 PM
heres the trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/


I think its a pretty awesome trailer, has me excited

invisiblegt
07-09-07, 09:41 PM
heres the trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/


I think its a pretty awesome trailer, has me excited

See Post #132...

DeputyDave
07-09-07, 10:55 PM
Some new news over at Aintitcoolnews.com here. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33261)

VHS?
07-10-07, 02:17 AM
I think the 'hair creature' is nothing more than matrixing
New trailer is looking good!

I think I also need to recant my original statement about what is said.
I said before that the words spoken in the street were
GUY: "fast garble.....look at the size of the light, it's huge"
I can now here more clear and it appears I hear possibly 3 things...
"I saw it, its a lion, its huge"
"I saw it, its a light, its huge"
"I saw it, its alive, its huge"

There is also word it could be War of the Worlds 2 but who knows as we are all guessing at the moment as to what it could be.

IMRICKJAMES
07-10-07, 03:29 AM
I think the 'hair creature' is nothing more than matrixing
New trailer is looking good!

I think I also need to recant my original statement about what is said.
I said before that the words spoken in the street were
GUY: "fast garble.....look at the size of the light, it's huge"
I can now here more clear and it appears I hear possibly 3 things...
"I saw it, its a lion, its huge"
"I saw it, its a light, its huge"
"I saw it, its alive, its huge"

There is also word it could be War of the Worlds 2 but who knows as we are all guessing at the moment as to what it could be.


It's I saw it, its alive, its huge.

Its already been explained that people mistakenly thought they heard lion...thats where the Voltron rumors started.

Voltron is being made by a completely different movie company.

Besides, if you're running away from one of the Voltron lions, who would just call it a lion. I'd be screaming its a friggin giant robot lion!!!!

The Bus
07-10-07, 10:40 AM
That would be absolutely the worst Voltron movie ever made. What's next, Bergman directing X-Men 4?

Kitt
07-10-07, 11:01 AM
heres the trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/

I think its a pretty awesome trailer, has me excited

Thanks for posting that - much better than the mobile phone shot I saw. Looks really good - is it just Godzilla in all but name though?

Pointyskull
07-10-07, 12:17 PM
The trailer looks very promising. I like :thumbsup:

Dr. DVD
07-10-07, 01:26 PM
I heard that the creature was referred to as "Godzilla" during filming. Not that it really is Big G, but obviously his size or larger. We most likely won't see it, or at the most a quick glance.

Interesting to say the least.

Jackskeleton
07-10-07, 03:13 PM
So.. who wants a slusho?

http://slusho.jp/

Even the mighty cthulhu needs a tasty frozen treat after a long sleep. ;)

Yavin
07-10-07, 03:39 PM
I loves me a slusho to wash down a fruity oaty bar!

T1000
07-10-07, 04:01 PM
Lol, the statue of liberty's head is a bit small, huh? :p

CRM114
07-10-07, 04:05 PM
Yawn. Trailer looks like War of the Worlds on a shoestring.

Lol, the statue of liberty's head is a bit small, huh? :p

Case in point.

RichC2
07-10-07, 04:05 PM
So.. who wants a slusho?

http://slusho.jp/

Even the mighty cthulhu needs a tasty frozen treat after a long sleep. ;)

Bah, they stole my mascot of a pony with down syndrome :(

das Monkey
07-10-07, 04:06 PM
Written by Drew Goddard, directed by Matt Reeves.

Aside from collecting a fat check, I'm not sure how much creative input JJ is having. But JJ's the name......sigh.
The day after <i>Transformers</i>, a coworker came running into my office: "OMG, I have to see the new JJ Abrams movie!" All I could respond with was, "<i>Produced</i> by JJ Abrams. :shrug:" He seemed irritated by my complete lack of enthusiasm, but this type of marketing has always irritated me. "From the producers who brought you ...!!!" The way the producer credit is thrown around nowadays, particularly the "executive" variety, who knows how involved any of these people ever are. Reeves is capable enough, but I don't know how his small screen skills will translate to this. I do like Drew Goddard, though. He's not the best to emerge from the Joss camp, but he's done some good work. I also like Bryan Burk as a person and would like to see him continue to have success, so hopefully there's something good buried within the transparent marketing.

das

Doc MacGyver
07-10-07, 04:18 PM
The day after <i>Transformers</i>, a coworker came running into my office: "OMG, I have to see the new JJ Abrams movie!" All I could respond with was, "<i>Produced</i> by JJ Abrams. :shrug:" He seemed irritated by my complete lack of enthusiasm, but this type of marketing has always irritated me. "From the producers who brought you ...!!!" The way the producer credit is thrown around nowadays, particularly the "executive" variety, who knows how involved any of these people ever are.


Most of the time, I totally agree. But every once in a while you can see their influence. Transformers (while clearly a Bay film) practically reeks (in a good way) of the ol' Spielbergian influence in the first two acts.


-Doc

johnglass
07-10-07, 04:30 PM
Some new news over at Aintitcoolnews.com here. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33261)


That's interesting. According to JJ Abrams (via AICN) none of the sites found other than the main one have anything to do with the movie, but there are sites that have been created and not found yet.

Jackskeleton
07-10-07, 04:34 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure how much I trust in that statement about the ethan stuff or if it's some sort of misdirection.

We know slusho is one of the sites that's part of the Abrams sites. That's pretty much set in stone. But who knows.. now the quest to find them continues.

Seantn
07-10-07, 04:35 PM
Well, Slusho.com is definitely not one of them! Interesting site, though. Apparently, you can't drink just six Slusho.

Jackskeleton
07-10-07, 04:48 PM
Oh, I beg to differ. It's one of them or I'll eat my hat!


why?

J.J. Abrams sure likes his fake products. Sydney was offered a slusho on Alias early on and of course you have the product placement in the film:

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/7241/slushona1.th.png (http://img123.imageshack.us/my.php?image=slushona1.png)

It's like Cloverfield, it's one of the project names they are using for location shooting.

Seantn
07-10-07, 04:55 PM
You know what, you're right! I wasn't looking deeply enough into it. It's obviously playing off the fact that Godzilla is from Japan. Slusho=slush on the road when it snows and then melts.... That happens in winter, which is when this movie is being released!

Damn i'm good.

Jackskeleton
07-10-07, 04:57 PM
Or you could just see above that there's pretty much concrete, not pulled out of the air proof to why it's connected posted above. ;)

Seantn
07-10-07, 04:57 PM
Wow, I actually didn't realize Slusho was on his shirt. My last post was joking, but now I agree with you, i'd say it's an actual site for the movie.

EDIT- I posted that before you edited your post to include a pic of the guys Slusho shirt, so I didn't see that until after I said it.

Jackskeleton
07-10-07, 05:03 PM
You're like Suprmallet, Seantn. Sometimes I Doubt Your Commitment To Sparkle Motion. ;)

Kevin M. Dean
07-10-07, 06:25 PM
Lol, the statue of liberty's head is a bit small, huh? :p

How big do you think it is? Looks about right to me considering it's 17 feet by 10 feet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty#Physical_Characteristics)

IMRICKJAMES
07-10-07, 07:33 PM
How big do you think it is? Looks about right to me considering it's 17 feet by 10 feet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty#Physical_Characteristics)

I didnt think it looked too small either

Jon2
07-10-07, 07:37 PM
You mean like Galactus eating the planet? 'Cause we got that one. ;)

No, we didn't.

All we got was fire, smoke and a lot of noise. If anyone saw Galactus in there, they have better eyes than me.

Or a pair of night vision googles.

Supermallet
07-10-07, 07:56 PM
Hey, yeah, let's turn this into a Fantastic Four thread.

GoldenJCJ
07-10-07, 08:04 PM
I'm not sure just what, if anything, is going to be playing in theaters next January, but I am fairly confident that it won't be what everyone thinks it will, a modest budget, hand-held POV monster movie that winds up having no connection whatsoever to something else Abrams/Bad Robot are involved with.
Just because the teaser was shot using a hand-held POV doesn't mean the entire movie will be like that.

MasterofDVD
07-11-07, 01:40 PM
Just because the teaser was shot using a hand-held POV doesn't mean the entire movie will be like that.

I'm pretty sure that they said a great deal of the movie will indeed be shot like this.

al_bundy
07-11-07, 01:49 PM
the Apple version looked a lot better than most camcorders i've seen

Seantn
07-11-07, 01:53 PM
The part where they all run out on the street is not filmed with camcorder. Unless the person in the house is using a professional movie camera.

VHS?
07-11-07, 04:14 PM
Anyone check out http://www.parasitemovie.com/
Links to 01-18-08:Cloverfield / Official Trailer as well as a countdown.
At the bottom is another link http://www.tossinggames.com/ ?

Release date 1-18-08
Revelation 18:8
"For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.

RichC2
07-11-07, 04:27 PM
parasitemovie looks to be a fan made site, in conjunction with that tossinggames forum.

Its been stated to be about a monster called The Parasite in the past.

The part where they all run out on the street is not filmed with camcorder. Unless the person in the house is using a professional movie camera.

most things look professional when mounted to 2.35:1 and shot at 24 fps. Its a prespective thing more than anything.

MaK10
07-12-07, 10:01 AM
there was a statement from paramount saying that indeed the whole movie is shot "camcorder" style.

And that statement by JJ Abrams that none of the sites found besides 1-8-18.com are theirs was posted before the slusho.jp site was found. He was just referring to the Ethan Haas sites that have nothing to do with the movie, but are rather a promotion for some table-top RPG game coming out soon. check out www.cloverfieldnews.com

islandclaws
07-12-07, 12:21 PM
I love watching this trailer. It got a good reaction when I saw Transformers. A lot of my friends are equally intrigued by the idea of a film that has no set plot or title, but looks to be mega-cool. I hope this is rooted in Lovecraftian mythology but, if not I'll still be happy with a large monster-run-amok flick.

VHS?
07-13-07, 02:18 AM
New image on http://www.1-18-08.com/
Cant make much of it though.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8696/jjeg3.jpg

MaK10
07-13-07, 09:23 AM
yeah, i adjusted the levels a bit and there's not really a whole lot there, at least nothing hidden that I can find.

http://i8.tinypic.com/68c5ru0.jpg

al_bundy
07-14-07, 04:08 PM
New image on http://www.1-18-08.com/
Cant make much of it though.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8696/jjeg3.jpg

it's a picture of people running from the collapse of the WTC. i remember it from the news

VHS?
07-14-07, 09:09 PM
You are kidding ....right ?

johnnysd
07-15-07, 12:54 AM
How big do you think it is? Looks about right to me considering it's 17 feet by 10 feet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty#Physical_Characteristics)

Wow. I would have bet a LOT that it was much bigger than that. And I have been there a few times. It still seems way too small.

MasterofDVD
07-15-07, 01:30 AM
there was a statement from paramount saying that indeed the whole movie is shot "camcorder" style.

Glad to see someone else saw that as well.

toxie321
07-15-07, 04:53 AM
All signs point to The Gingerdead Man! There is a sequel in the works and I think JJ Abrams picked up the rights to it.

gfoots
07-15-07, 05:26 AM
New image on http://www.1-18-08.com/
Cant make much of it though.


I'm pretty sure that the main clue on that site is the ticking motion of the pictures after they've been moved. Each picture seems to rotate at a different rate. I'm surprised I haven't seen much discussion of this. Unfortunately, I'm not smart enough to figure out what it might mean.

VHS?
07-18-07, 04:46 PM
From AICN:
“The film starts with a rescue crew cleaning up after the entire incident, and one of them finds a camera. They rewind the tape, press play… and the playback is the movie that unfolds.”
So I guess it is safe to say that it is indeed shot "camcorder" style.

Another rumor is the movie is based on the video game "RAMPAGE"
In that game if you remember, there are 3 main monsters that became that way by drinking a fluid..."SLUSHO" ?

Here are some set images taken by Ken Tarrallo, the SPX guy on "Cloverfield"
http://www.cloverfield-movie.com/blog/?p=42
Hurry before they get taken down by Paramount! Other sites have been asked to take them down.

This whole SLUSHO thing has me thinking to.Whats the deal with the “You can’t Drink Just Six″ ?Why 6 ? Who can even drink a couple.You ever drink more than one Slurpee ? Maybe 2 max but it's not like you keep going back for more.
That number of 6 has to be a clue of sorts.The number 6 is represented many times all over that SLUSHO site.

I even had a dream about this damn movie couple weeks ago! In the dream I was told it was a movie about GOD ..... thought I would write it down just in case I can say I knew it :D

al_bundy
07-18-07, 05:16 PM
You are kidding ....right ?


no, that's exactly what it is

i work across the east river and that day there was dust all over NYC and the news reports from the area had this exact shot. only difference is they played with the lighting to make it look like it was taken at night and the light in the background

Seantn
07-18-07, 05:27 PM
Show us the exact shot you're talking about that they altered initially and I might believe you. I'd like to believe that they're not that tasteless as to alter a 9/11 photo in conjunction with their own disaster movie.

Seantn
07-18-07, 05:27 PM
I'm not saying you're wrong, BTW, i'm just a bit skeptical.

VHS?
07-18-07, 05:39 PM
It would be in very bad taste to do that and why i do not think that is a 9/11 photo.
You might have seen a similar photo as I can say I have seen some but that is not a 9/11 photo.You know how much crap they would get for using that? If this were another 9/11 film it would be a different story, but it's not.

DRG
07-18-07, 05:43 PM
The day after <i>Transformers</i>, a coworker came running into my office: "OMG, I have to see the new JJ Abrams movie!" All I could respond with was, "<i>Produced</i> by JJ Abrams. :shrug:" He seemed irritated by my complete lack of enthusiasm, but this type of marketing has always irritated me. "From the producers who brought you ...!!!"

I had friends who insisted Quentin Tarantino was the director of Hostel.

Seantn
07-18-07, 07:17 PM
It's easy to understand why they think that. The studio wants you to think that.

"Wes Craven Presents..."


I remember people thinking that Wes Craven directed "I Know What You Did Last Summer" because the trailer said "From the maker of Scream". It was from the WRITER of Scream, not the director, but they knew that everyone associated Wes Craven with Scream.

achau9598
07-18-07, 09:36 PM
yeah, i adjusted the levels a bit and there's not really a whole lot there, at least nothing hidden that I can find.

http://i8.tinypic.com/68c5ru0.jpg

looks like a fork or symbol on the front of the center girl's shirt

VHS?
07-18-07, 09:49 PM
I see it now.........took me a while.
I think it is just more matrixing.The folds are making it appear as a shape.Unless it's a real clue and it is a Trident?

achau9598
07-19-07, 10:34 AM
I see it now.........took me a while.
I think it is just more matrixing.The folds are making it appear as a shape.Unless it's a real clue and it is a Trident?

but considering the cat-like image in the photo with 2 half-faces, it wouldn't surprise me if there was something hidden in this one as well

Giles
07-19-07, 10:44 AM
I want to see a monster moviw with a really, really, really giant monster. Something on a scale we haven't seen before. A creature that would dwarf New York.


that would be a very very short movie -

people running in mass hysteria
pan up to giant foot
LOUD SQUISH
screen goes to black
...
cue Monty Python music

Movie ends




Although a gigantic alien Winnie the Pooh coming to earth in a meteorite and tearing ass would be something to spend your film going dollars on.

didn't they already make that movie... 'Prophecy' :D

I think the 'hair creature' is nothing more than matrixing


I think it's just a bad weave.

Greg613
07-19-07, 09:27 PM
Has anyone else wondered if slusho is like the stuff from the movie The Stuff? Perhaps that is how the monster reproduces. It excretes slusho which people consume and that little baby monsters grow in the human body like parasites.

VHS?
07-20-07, 04:48 PM
New image!
This is what I want to know.Anyone agree that these aren't camera pictures, but image stills from the video camera being used to document the happenings in the movie? Could that be any clue?

http://i13.tinypic.com/4tz0gax.jpg

Also, the time stamps.
First image was @ 12:36A
Second was @ 12:01A
Third image @ 12:48A
Fourth @ 1:24A

Why were the images first given out of order? The first image shows that something has obviously already happened then in the second it seems the 'event' has not yet happened and it is time stamped BEFORE.
So the second image should have been the first one put on the site.

Pointyskull
07-24-07, 08:38 AM
Over at the very unofficial Cloverfield news site (http://www.cloverfieldnews.com/) there's a couple of interesting rumors:

One concerns a theoretical Paramount-registered domain for something called www.themonstrousmovie.com.

Also there's a photo of a movie poster for a film called Monstrous, with an image of a headless Statue of Liberty.

slavetotherave
07-24-07, 09:34 AM
I want to start off by stating that I have no documented evidence or whatever to prove or back this up, but one of my friends did some poking around on the internet, and supposedly he found some sort of article a few years ago where JJ said he was interested in making a movie about Rampage (the video game.) I for one hope not, because that would be cheesy. But I thought I might throw that out there for people to chew on.

VHS?
07-24-07, 01:03 PM
I saw that rumor also couple weeks ago and posted it a few posts back.
In the game, 3 humans drink a liquid to become the monsters...liquid could be Slusho? I don't think it is Rampage though.
I don't think we will be able to get many clues until we find websites related to the main site.So far there is only the Slusho site.Too many fakes and assumptions of other sites don't make it easy either.

slavetotherave
07-25-07, 12:07 AM
I saw that rumor also couple weeks ago and posted it a few posts back.
In the game, 3 humans drink a liquid to become the monsters...liquid could be Slusho? I don't think it is Rampage though.
I don't think we will be able to get many clues until we find websites related to the main site.So far there is only the Slusho site.Too many fakes and assumptions of other sites don't make it easy either.

Whoops, sorry VHS. Towards the end I was just skimming posts, I must have looked over yours.

VHS?
07-25-07, 02:29 AM
Oh dude, no apologies necessary.Just letting you know that it has been thought of.It could fit but I don't really think it is.I still feel it is a whole new creation from the mind of Abrams.
I just wish I could figure out the connection of the images.

gfoots
07-25-07, 05:45 AM
Oh dude, no apologies necessary.Just letting you know that it has been thought of.It could fit but I don't really think it is.I still feel it is a whole new creation from the mind of Abrams.

J.J. Abrams is really just producing the movie. While we don't know what level of input abrams had on the script, we do know that it is being credited to Drew Goddard. So you should probably say "it is a whole new creation from the mind of Goddard."

MaK10
07-25-07, 03:56 PM
new higher res image of that poster over at www.cloverfieldnews.com

http://i12.tinypic.com/63avnyu.jpg

VHS?
07-25-07, 04:26 PM
I'm not convinced that is real.Why would they release a poster for this movie that has little to no info on it at this point.The date stamp and Paramount stamp also looks photoshop.Also, the guy that took this picture, why would he NOT ask what the poster is for? All he did was take a picture knowing all the hype over this movie and not ask questions? I'm calling BS on this whole deal.

J.J. Abrams is really just producing the movie. While we don't know what level of input Abrams had on the script, we do know that it is being credited to Drew Goddard. So you should probably say "it is a whole new creation from the mind of Goddard."
I have to correct myself and agree to a point but also have to assume Abrams is doing much more than just producing.I'm quite sure he has a lot of input on how it is all being put together.I feel a Poltergeist Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg thing going on with this project.

Seantn
07-25-07, 05:26 PM
I'm not convinced that is real.Why would they release a poster for this movie that has little to no info on it at this point.The date stamp and Paramount stamp also looks photoshop.Also, the guy that took this picture, why would he NOT ask what the poster is for? All he did was take a picture knowing all the hype over this movie and not ask questions? I'm calling BS on this whole deal.

Here is my theory - The poster is real, but it was put up in one single poster shop purposely by Paramount, because they knew that someone would recognize it and snap a photo to put on the internet (or buy it). That way, with only that one poster for sale, crappy quality photos would leak onto the internet, leading to us talking about it even more and doing even more speculation. (and look, it worked!)

VHS?
07-25-07, 05:41 PM
I for one would have bought it along with ask whats it for.
If it turns out to be for the movie, think of how rare and collectible it would be.
I almost want to try and order it online if possible for that reason alone!

RyoHazuki
07-25-07, 05:42 PM
I'm not sure if its real but I don't know what Paramount would have to gain by making a fake poster with a fake title. Seems like it would only cause more confusion.

Jason
07-25-07, 06:04 PM
I saw that rumor also couple weeks ago and posted it a few posts back.
In the game, 3 humans drink a liquid to become the monsters...liquid could be Slusho? I don't think it is Rampage though.

If this turns out to be some stupid movie based on Rampage, I will be extremely pissed.

I saw a pic of another, similar poster with the tag like "Apocalypse" on it. I'll see if I can track it down.

I can't believe that the dude didn't buy that poster for a measly $15. Even if it's a fake/red herring, it'll probably be a collectable.

VHS?
07-25-07, 07:37 PM
I emailed them about it and also asked if they would sell it to me over the net.
The one you are talking about is a definite fake based off the top image posted.
http://www.cloverfieldnews.com/2007/07/24/time-to-debunk-false-posters/

clemente
07-25-07, 07:40 PM
I have to correct myself and agree to a point but also have to assume Abrams is doing much more than just producing.I'm quite sure he has a lot of input on how it is all being put together.I feel a Poltergeist Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg thing going on with this project.

Based on?

VHS?
07-25-07, 08:40 PM
Based on he is the one being asked questions about the film.Based on all the 'clue' type searching that is going on for websites and clues ( LOST ) ....shall I go on?
How about the Slusho connection? That I believe is Abrams.... keep going?

Seantn
07-25-07, 08:47 PM
Drew Goddard also worked for Alias (which mentioned Slusho). They all seem to work as a group, and the fact that not much is known about the movie as a whole makes me feel that it's kind of early to say that Abrams is the guy in charge and is taking control over everything. He is the producer, so of course he's involved, but if he wanted to direct it then i'm sure he would have.

VHS?
07-25-07, 09:09 PM
I'm not going to turn this into a debate or argument.I was just stating I felt this was more to do with Abrams thoughts and direction than anyone else's even though he is only producing.Maybe saying 'from the mind of Abrams' was a bit too much but what I meant was I'm sure he has a lot to say on how the films is seen.That is why I also put down I had the Poltergeist Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg feeling to it.Everyone sees the film as Steven Spielberg's even though he was producer, but it was Tobe Hooper who actually directed it.It was just sorta taken over by Spielberg.....get what I mean?
Just because Abrams is only producing doesn't mean that is all he is sticking to.

I don't want to start arguing about WHY we think this or that.It's just guesses and ideas to try and figure out what we are going to be seeing next year.

Here are some hi-res images of 'the poster'
http://www.darkculture.net/cloverfield/monstrous01.jpg
http://www.darkculture.net/cloverfield/monstrous02.jpg

G4 filming notice (http://bp3.blogger.com/_tDbaRBFVJ4s/RqUz5qxWf3I/AAAAAAAAAA0/KuQu7ur3y8c/s1600-h/g4notice.jpg)
Frank and Sons, the origin of 'the poster' has a sign on the back door stating that anyone who didn't want to get filmed by G4 should leave the premises.
Apparently G4 is filming for an upcoming Comic-Con preview show.

So perhaps this poster IS legit!?

Seantn
07-25-07, 09:17 PM
Um...i'm not debating or arguing anything. Just discussing.

CKMorpheus
07-26-07, 12:02 AM
If this turns out to be some stupid movie based on Rampage, I will be extremely pissed.


QFT :(

Pointyskull
07-26-07, 01:08 PM
EW.online confirms "headless statue" poster

linky (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20048197,00.html)

Mittman
07-26-07, 01:45 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like there's two parallel ripples in the water (kind of like train tracks) that lead from the statue to the part of the city that's on fire?

islandclaws
07-26-07, 01:52 PM
I like that poster. I'm not 100% sold on the title, but all thing considered I think it'll work pretty well. I wonder how long they can keep the monster design under wraps for?

Groucho
07-26-07, 02:03 PM
Official title is supposed to be unveiled this afternoon at Comic Con.

Pointyskull
07-26-07, 02:05 PM
Official title is supposed to be unveiled this afternoon at Comic Con.

Word on the street is Monstrous

I'll be curious to hear if that is it or just another random rumor.

jdslater1
07-26-07, 02:09 PM
The thing I was thinking about the whole "monsterous" thing was that they were just words describing stuff. You know, like the next poster would say "Demonic" or something like that!

Groucho
07-26-07, 02:11 PM
A great title, based on what know, would be Apeshit.

VHS?
07-26-07, 04:21 PM
Anyone think it could be a LOST movie? Maybe some sort of spin off? Maybe too early for that?
The more I watch the trailer the more I hear the same sort of sound that 'Smokey' made.
It could just be because they have the sound already and tweak it a little rather than create something new.Just another idea that will probably get shot down lol

Listen the the second and third clip and the sound is pretty close.Remember they always called it a 'monster' and rumor is the title will be 'Monstrous' ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaqbyekJHHs

Then listen to the trailer for this movie.
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/

Matthew Chmiel
07-26-07, 05:06 PM
A great title, based on what know, would be Apeshit.
I like it.

"This January, prepare to go APESHIT."

tygloalex
07-26-07, 06:31 PM
Well according to firstshowing.net, this is what was said:

Cloverfield / 1-18-08:

2:22 - The original trailer in front of Transformers for Cloverfield / 1-18-08 debuts. JJ Abrams heads to the stage. His very quick statement on the film (as he'll be back for Star Trek XI):

“I want a monster movie, I've wanted one for so long. I was in Japan with my son and all he wanted to do is go to toy stores. And we saw all these Godzilla toys, and I thought, we need our own monster, and not King Kong, King Kong's adorable. I wanted something that was just insane and intense. It's almost done shooting and I watch dailies and I'm more excited for them than the trailer, which has had an overwhelming response. We have 6 months before this comes out. We're going to have a whole bunch of things, a whole bunch more." He said a full trailer, more clips, full posters, and much more will be coming out over the next 6 monts, including the name, which he will NOT reveal today.

“You think we'd call it Monstrous? No…"

So, the film is NOT a Godzilla movie, it is an original monster movie, and it is NOT called Monstrous!

and the picture

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/cloverfieldposter1.thumbnail.jpg

VHS?
07-26-07, 06:36 PM
So that is the poster but not the name.
I can live with that for now.Too bad there weren't any new clips but they probably know there are geeks all over that place with cell phones that can capture....
So it is an original idea ( monster ) ... I like that and I'm sure it will be good coming from these guys.

I can also see the two wakes in the water.Seems like a trail of something underwater moving towards the city where the explosion is.Could that be the 'monsters' trail?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9695/jjub9.jpg

Crizzar
07-27-07, 12:14 AM
Godzilla, Kraken, The Host, etc have the underwater menace covered... I really hope it's not another aquatic threat - when I hear original, I want original, dammit!

TomOpus
07-27-07, 12:31 AM
Interesting....

All of us who went to the Paramount panel at Comic-Con got the new poster and a Slusho! t-shirt. The pic is the same except our posters have the word "Terrifying" at the top. Here's a pic of the shirt/poster... click for a larger version.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/9435/1000308ky3.th.jpg (http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000308ky3.jpg)

VHS?
07-27-07, 01:29 AM
So we have posters with "Terrifying" and "Monstrous" on them.I wonder if those are clues and if there will be other words on new posters.
I wont be able to go until Sunday....sucks!
I wanted a poster and shirt! [Napoleon Dynamite] LUCKY ! [/Napoleon Dynamite]

Pointyskull
07-27-07, 08:52 AM
Here's the latest rumor, based on a clue at Aintitcoolnews:


The film is called Colossus, and is based on Marvel's X-Men mythos, about the Russian organic-steel-skinned mutant.

Will he be the hero?




All these rumors are making me crazy :wacko:

TGM
07-27-07, 11:57 AM
The clue on AICN was only to the NAME of the movie... it has nothing to do with that particular marvel comic character.

Pointyskull
07-27-07, 12:01 PM
The clue on AICN was only to the NAME of the movie... it has nothing to do with that particular marvel comic character.

Let's hope so. That was a bit of a buzzkill.

I'm hoping for Lovecraft.

VHS?
07-27-07, 04:18 PM
It looks as though another title has been seen on the posters.This time it says "FURIOUS"
So we have "Terrifying" - "Monstrous" - "Furious"

We also get a few new things on the site.
There is a new image AND you can flip them over! You have to shuffle them around to get older pics on top though.Before you just click on them to do so.
To flip them over just click on an image and wiggle back and forth.Flipping the images over reveal messages written on them.Only 2 images have messages right now.The backs of the others are blank.

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/375/43978094qd7.jpg

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/5257/75797703aq6.jpg

VHS?
07-27-07, 04:30 PM
It also looks like this goes much deeper now.Things have moved over to MySpace of all places.
So far there are 6 character profiles.One that caught my eye was for Rob Hawkins (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=201275979) who if you look in his pictures, you get this.Which shows actor Mike Vogel ( Grind, TCM '03, Supercoss ) who if you goto IMDB you'll see he is in the casting for this movie.Not sure who the hottie is though, but would like to :D
So it looks like now we have found more sites to go along with the main site and Slusho.jp
MySpace sites to watch for clues.

Rob Hawkins (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile robbyhawkins
Jason Hawkins (Age: 28) - Myspace Profile jj_hawkins
Lilly Ford (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile lilly_ford
Beth McIntyre (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile beth_mcintyre
Jamie Lascano (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile jamielascano
Marlena Diamond (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile marlenadiamond
Hudson Pratt (Age: 26) - Myspace Profile hudsonplatt



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Seantn
07-27-07, 05:08 PM
I think those are fan made because Mike Vogel doesn't play Rob. He plays the other guy in the trailer who says "Wanna see up on the roof?"

However, the IMDB incorrectly lists him as playing Rob. Rob is played by Michael Stahl-David

VHS?
07-27-07, 07:11 PM
If they are fan made, how did these 'fans' get pictures of the cast members?

Seantn
07-27-07, 07:13 PM
Either way, Mike Vogel isn't Rob.

Seantn
07-27-07, 07:19 PM
I think I just misunderstood what you said altogether, sorry. It shows Mike Vogel IN Rob's pictures, but not AS Rob. The main pic on Rob's profile is Michael Stahl-David.

VHS?
07-27-07, 07:20 PM
I realize now that they got it wrong but he is in the movie.But I want to know if how they got cast members with cast members photos.

I hated this crap during LOST and now they are going to make us do it with this film...so confusing HAHAHA

I get what you mean though.Though they do need to change who plays who.
I do feel these are legit profiles though.And that is going to make this 'game' harder to find stuff...though there are millions who are on MySpace all damn day so who knows.

Seantn
07-27-07, 07:21 PM
No, i'd say you're right, it is done by people working on the movie.

Seantn
07-27-07, 07:22 PM
I bet in the coming months Rob's myspace will have him posting about how he's being offered a job in Japan or something like that, which ties into the events of the teaser trailer.

VHS?
07-27-07, 07:25 PM
I bet in the coming months Rob's myspace will have him posting about how he's being offered a job in Japan or something like that, which ties into the events of the teaser trailer.
That is a good call!

RichC2
07-30-07, 08:40 AM
So was the name announced?

jerkfacemike
07-30-07, 11:35 AM
01/18/08....some thoughts.
I had to post this being I, myself, am obsessed with the trailer for the untitled J.J. Abrams film. The fact that the show "Lost" is so captivating that people who are beyond frustrated will still be glued to their TV when the show comes back from summer hiatus...is amazing. The reason...we all are obsessed with "answers".
J.J. Abrams knows this and doles those answers out like "crumbs to the hungry", giving people just enough to leave them wanting more. PURE GENIUS!!!

People in search of these answers are going crazy, over-analyzing the trailer and pics (IMO). I don't know if Abrams does anything more than whip people into a frenzy then give them "red herrings" to throw them off track and keep them busy while he maps out his real plan. If this is true...once again...pure genius!

The only problem I see with all this is the end result. If the movie does not live up to all the hype, Abrams can turn into the next M. Night. Shyamalam. He was the king of the "twist" with "The Sixth Sense" and turned into a joke by "Lady in the Water". If "01/18/08" does not deliver...will people stay on the "Lost" train??? I give it up to Abrams for his courage. If this film delivers, he has locked people in for the next 3 years of "Lost" (series end is slated for 2010). If not...will "Lost" make it to 2010???

It will be interesting to see what happens with this film.

One more observation....

The trailer/movie poster
( http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20048197,00.html ), hits close to home being I live in New York (10 minutes outside of Manhattan to be a little more specific). The most horrific thing that has ever happened to the U.S., more specifically NY, was the attack on the World Trade Center. If you lived in or around Manhattan on 9/11...it was nothing short or complete terror.
This event not only affected NY, but the entire world. There is no one that can look at a picture of the smoking NYC skyline and not think of 9/11.

Does anyone feel, Abrams meant to play on our fears with his choice of city for the film and depiction in the movie poster???

Just a thought.

If there are any real clues/news that come out about the film (not speculation)...feel free to post them here. As of now we know:

* It takes place in NYC.
* Whatever it is... is huge!

Everything else...is just conjecture.

Trevor
07-30-07, 11:59 AM
I like the conjecture that it is about the apocalypse; with the roar we heard being one of the trumpets sounding in Revelation (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=73&chapter=8&verse=7&version=31&context=verse).

But I guess it is already pretty much confirmed to be a monster movie....

argh923
07-30-07, 01:47 PM
Lost has NOTHING to do with this movie.

jerkfacemike
07-30-07, 03:26 PM
No..."Lost" does not...you're right....BUT...J.J. Abrams movie is out in 6 months and the show goes on for another 3 years. Do you think if this movie was a box office disaster that people would wait around for a "craptacular" ending to J.J. Abram's show???? I love "Lost" and I love gigantic monsters. If "Cloverfield" did not show a monster or it turns our to be a giant worm (ala Tremors), do you really think people will expect a spectacular ending to "Lost"?

Does the movie directly have anything to do with "Lost"....ABSOLUTELY NOT. Does the success of "Cloverfield" affect the success of "Lost" over the next three years...most definitely.

Tell me this. If I was a chef and was hyping up a restaurant I was opening in a year and you ate food I made that was horrible (or even say mediocre) would you think of going to my restaurant when it opened????

I believe the movie will satisfy and the show will have a great ending. I like Abrams' style. Everyone loves a good mystery.

Duality
07-30-07, 03:46 PM
This one looks promising. :) Of course Godzilla looked promising too!

Seantn
07-30-07, 03:50 PM
Tell me this. If I was a chef and was hyping up a restaurant I was opening in a year and you ate food I made that was horrible (or even say mediocre) would you think of going to my restaurant when it opened????

Bad analogy. If you were a chef who had shown consistently great and exciting food in the past, then yes, I would give you a second chance.

JJ isn't a new guy who is hyping up his stuff. He's experienced and proven himself in the past. If Cloverfield doesn't turn out to be very good, why would fans suddenly forget all the great stuff that has led up to this point?

RyoHazuki
07-30-07, 04:00 PM
No..."Lost" does not...you're right....BUT...J.J. Abrams movie is out in 6 months and the show goes on for another 3 years. Do you think if this movie was a box office disaster that people would wait around for a "craptacular" ending to J.J. Abram's show???? I love "Lost" and I love gigantic monsters. If "Cloverfield" did not show a monster or it turns our to be a giant worm (ala Tremors), do you really think people will expect a spectacular ending to "Lost"?

Does the movie directly have anything to do with "Lost"....ABSOLUTELY NOT. Does the success of "Cloverfield" affect the success of "Lost" over the next three years...most definitely.

Tell me this. If I was a chef and was hyping up a restaurant I was opening in a year and you ate food I made that was horrible (or even say mediocre) would you think of going to my restaurant when it opened????

I believe the movie will satisfy and the show will have a great ending. I like Abrams' style. Everyone loves a good mystery.

JJ Abarms is just producing this flick and he has very little to do with Lost anymore. I think you're streching a bit.

PopcornTreeCt
07-30-07, 04:13 PM
Mission Impossible 3 was total crap. Yet I still watch Lost.

jerkfacemike
07-30-07, 05:17 PM
Bad analogy. If you were a chef who had shown consistently great and exciting food in the past, then yes, I would give you a second chance.

Point taken. Maybe that was a bad analogy. You're right, I myself would probably still watch Lost even if this thing tanked. I just hope it doesn't...we haven't had a real good "bigger-than-life" monster movie in a while.

I wonder if the film is successful, Hollywood jumps on the "monster" bandwagon again. It happens with slasher flick all the time. When one appears in the theater so do two or three others right afterwards.

argh923
07-30-07, 06:17 PM
No..."Lost" does not...you're right....BUT...J.J. Abrams movie is out in 6 months and the show goes on for another 3 years. Do you think if this movie was a box office disaster that people would wait around for a "craptacular" ending to J.J. Abram's show???? I love "Lost" and I love gigantic monsters. If "Cloverfield" did not show a monster or it turns our to be a giant worm (ala Tremors), do you really think people will expect a spectacular ending to "Lost"?

Does the movie directly have anything to do with "Lost"....ABSOLUTELY NOT. Does the success of "Cloverfield" affect the success of "Lost" over the next three years...most definitely.

Tell me this. If I was a chef and was hyping up a restaurant I was opening in a year and you ate food I made that was horrible (or even say mediocre) would you think of going to my restaurant when it opened????

I believe the movie will satisfy and the show will have a great ending. I like Abrams' style. Everyone loves a good mystery.

This makes no sense at all. He has a proven track record with the show. Lost fans aren't going to give a shit if the movie bombs. It will have absolutely no effect on the show.