Movie Will NOT Be Found Footage
The new JJ Abrams-produced Cloverfield movie will not be made up of found-footage, and it is currently being written by Joe Barton.
Abrams has tapped Barton to write Cloverfield 4, who was just been announced as the new showrunner on Matt Reeves’ The Batman spin-off series about the Gotham City Police Department.
Plot details for the new movie are being kept under wraps according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, but this sequel film will not be a found-footage sequel, as the format has gone out of style in recent years.
2008’s Cloverfield grossed $172 million worldwide on a modest $25 million budget and not only helped launch Reeves’ career, but also a full-fledged franchise that includes 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane ($110 million worldwide) and the shockingly bad Netflix movie The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018.
Abrams will produce the movie under his Bad Robot banner, and one can imagine WarnerMedia isn’t best pleased about this since they recently signed Abrams to a lucrative producing deal, and the Cloverfield franchise is housed at Paramount.
We’ll bring you more on this when we hear.