Saying that scribe Drew Goddard and co-producer Abrams will be behind the sequel as well, director Matt Reeves claims it takes a longer time to develop the movie because of their busy schedules.
Matt Reeves has reassured sci-fi geeks that "Cloverfield" sequel will definitely be made. Speaking to Total Film, the helmer of the 2008 movie said, "Well, you are going to see it," before adding with a laugh "we just don't know when."
The man behind "Let Me In" also informed that Drew Goddard and J.J. Abrams will still be part of the team for the second movie. "At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and J.J. Abrams is very much involved," he stated. "However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time."
Asked if he will shoot "Cloverfield 2" in real-time again, Reeves explained to Total Film, "You see, that's a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time? We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can't just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again."
In the meantime, Abrams has gushed several times that he had a few good ideas for a follow-up to "Cloverfield". He said, "There is a couple ideas that Drew Goddard , the writer, and Matt Reeves have that are pretty fantastic. So we're playing around with some ideas and obviously if it isn't something that really excited us and inspires us, we won't do it. But there are some good ideas out there."
Previous reports said 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.
"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. It debuted atop box office on its first weekend and grossed a total of $170.8 million worldwide.