Tuesday, February 21, 2012


When Cloverfield was released in January of 2008, I knew very little about the film other than what was shown in the trailer. Unlike many critics, I thought Cloverfield worked as both a giant monster movie and a dramatic character piece. Even the found footage and “shaky cam” gimmicks that normally cause me to immediately check out of a film did not deter my enjoyment of Cloverfield.
A little over three years later, an “official” trailer for a sequel to Cloverfield – simply titled Cloverfield 2 – was posted on YouTube. It is as inspired and dramatic as the initial trailer for Cloverfield was back in 2007. Unfortunately, there has been no more information to be learned about the production or impending release of Cloverfield 2 since the release of the trailer. The only official response to a possible Cloverfield sequel was in a brief interview with director Matt Reeves published by Total Film Magazine on March 17, 2011: "Well, you are going to see it - we just don't know when [laughs]. At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and JJ Abrams is very much involved. However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time. 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."
Either this trailer is a fantastic fan fake – which I doubt – or once again director Matt Reeves, writer Drew Goddard and producer J.J. Abrams are keeping the production of Cloverfield 2 completely secret from the prying eyes of the press and the fans alike. I for one hope that there will be a Cloverfield 2 sometime early next year
Enjoy the trailer!


  1. I liked the first too, though I'm in to kaiju flicks, and some found-footage films at least look interesting. This is the first I've heard of this, so thanks for bringing it up!

  2. This is actually a teaser trailer for the videogame Prey 2. Someone was passing it off on Youtube as Cloverfield 2. The Prey 2 trailer can be seen here here.

    But I'm also really looking forward to Cloverfield 2, if it ever materlialises.

  3. Joshua!

    I’m not much of a kaiju fan – although I have always liked the first and original 1954 Godzilla film. That is one reason I think I enjoyed Cloverfield so much, because it treated the giant monster genre as a serious subject.

    I really wanted a sequel to Cloverfield, but so much time has gone by now, I’m wondering if it will ever happen. Director Matt Reeves’ last film was 2010’s Let Me In, so I was hoping that Cloverfield 2 would be his next project. Now, it is not looking too good, but it might still happen.

  4. Black Planet!

    Thank you for letting me know about the Prey 2 connection and this “Cloverfield 2” trailer being just another of the fake trailers that proliferate YouTube. I had a bad feeling that this might be a hoax trailer – hence my “A Trailer: True or False” subtitle on my post. I had spent a fair amount of time researching this trailer and could find no verification of its authenticity.

    If I was more of a gamer, I might have known the trailer was for the video game Prey 2, but the first-person shooter genre of games is one of my least favorites, hence my ignorance of it. I found this description of Prey 2 on Wickipedia, which pretty much describes the trailer to a tee:
    The story of Prey 2 focuses on U.S. Marshal Killian Samuels, who starts the game on a passenger flight which suddenly crashes onto the Sphere (the crash is shown in the original Prey). At the end of a short battle with some aliens he is knocked unconscious, after which the plot jumps forward several years.

    Like yourself, I too am still hopeful that Cloverfield 2 will eventually get made.

  5. Can't take any credit - not a gamer myself. Just noticed the comments below the trailer on Youtube!