According to THR, this new movie will be a direct sequel to Cloverfield, which ended on a cliffhanger that left it unclear if the nuclear explosion that occurs in the film’s final moments actually killed the monster terrorizing Manhattan.Matt Reeves, who is currently working on The Batman, was the director of Cloverfield and THR reports that he’s not involved with the sequel. He made Cloverfield for $25 million and it went on to make $172 million at the box office. With this sequel dropping the generally-cheaper found footage approach, it’s easy to see this movie’s budget rocketing past $25 million. Only time will tell if audiences show up to make it as successful as the original.
While waiting to hear more about the movie, check out Piece Business’s thoughts on the latest entry into the Cloverfield universe in our review of The Cloverfield Paradox and then what Piece Business thinks of the original movie in our Cloverfield review. Read about the 10 Cloverfield Lane alternate endings the director recently revealed after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide writer for Piece Business. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.