Providing an update to reports on the development of "Cloverfield" sequel, producer/director J.J. Abrams has spilled the bean on the status of the proposed project. During a "Star Trek" panel at the WonderCon 2009 on Saturday, February 28, he revealed that the possible sequel of the 2008 hit monster movie could be in its early stages.
"We're working on one right now," Abrams responded when asked about the chances of another "Cloverfield" film. He continued explaining, "The key obviously is with a sequel, certainly with this film, is that it had better not be a business decision. If you're going to do something, it should be because you're really inspired to do it."
"It doesn't guarantee anything and it doesn't mean that it's gonna work, but it means you did what you did and not because you're trying to make a buck," the "Star Trek" director further pointed out. "We have an idea for something that's pretty cool that we're playing with. It's something that would be related to 'Cloverfield' and hopefully we'll do something sooner than later, because the idea's pretty sweet."
Since "Cloverfield" made its big break at the box office, landing atop the North American box office chart with the earning of $40.1 million over its first weekend, the movie has been hit with sequel speculations from new director to sequel plots. Some of the proposed plots suggested that the follow-up movie may serve as a prequel to the original film or tell a parallel story set on the same night of the monster's attack.
Directed by Reeves and co-produced by J.J. Abrams, the original "Cloverfield" chronicles a monster attack in New York City. The story is being delivered using the recorded tape of a video camera from five young New Yorkers who become witnesses as well as victims of the monster. The action thriller is starred by Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller and Michael Stahl-David.