For those of you who thought the Cloverfield franchise had died after the disappointing The Cloverfield Paradox went straight to Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has news for you. In their exclusive report, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is starting work on a big budget sequel that will see Matt Reeves return to the franchise for the first time since the initial 2008 film. Reeves of course is currently working on a little project called The Batman with Robert Pattinson.
Also joining the project is Joe Barton, the creator of the Netflix series Giri/Haji. Barton was recently in the news for signing on as the showrunner for the upcoming HBO Max series based on the Gotham City Police Department that would be a companion to Reeves Batman film.
The original Cloverfield movie was made quietly for $25 million and counted on a viral ad campaign which led to a $40 million opening weekend and $172 million worldwide. The new film is said to be more traditional and will not be using the ‘found footage’ format that was popular around the time of the first film.