Matt Reeves Directing Cloverfield Sequel and The Invisible Woman
We mentioned it briefly before, but now it looks like it is actually going to happen - Cloverfield 2 is officially in the works. Cloverfield's director Matt Reeves (above, holding the camera) is apparently in early talks with Paramount about directing a sequel and also has The Invisible Woman on his slate as well. Details about a possible sequel are very unknown, but what is known is that Cloverfield has brought in about $66 million at the box office on a $25 million budget. And anything that succesful usually has a sequel greenlit immediately.
Matt's other project, The Invisible Woman, has been set up at GreeneStreet Films. The film is a Hitchcock-style thriller that probes the mind of a former beauty queen who turns to a life of crime to protect her family. As far as I can tell, this has no relation to H.G.Wells' Invisible Man story. GreeneStreet's John Penotti compliments Reeves' script for The Invisible Woman, which Reeves wrote as well, saying, "Matt has created a truly original and compelling character and story."
As for the timing of both Cloverfield 2 and The Invisible Woman, it seems like Paramount is really pushing for Cloverfield 2 to head into production as soon as possible. Variety states that there is a "good chance the sequel will be Reeves' next film", which he will then follow-up with The Invisible Woman afterwards. The outcome depends on how quickly Paramount can negotiate a deal with Reeves, producer J.J. Abrams and writer Drew Goddard for a sequel.
Early rumors about a Cloverfield sequel involved the possibility of showing the same attack in New York City from a different group's perspective, however that is purely a rumor. Our previously spoiler-filled article about Is Cloverfield Really Over? brought up a number of easter eggs and other considerations, including that the monster arrived from space and that there is a voice at the end that says "it's still alive." However, given there isn't even a script and probably nothing more than a few ideas, we can't even begin to guess what the Cloverfield sequel might be about.
I'm very curious to hear your take on Matt Reeves and a Cloverfield sequel. First question - is Matt Reeves a good enough director to continue onwards and achieve something new with a sequel? And secondly, is a sequel even a good idea? What story could they pursue? Would showing the same attack from a different group's perspective (with more to the monster's origin) turn out as good?