Has the Ending of Abrams’ Cloverfield Been Revealed???

3 Comments

Now this is mighty interesting. New York Magazine thinks they might have (accidentally) gotten their hands on the ending to J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” (or “1-18-08″ or “Monstrous” or “Overnight” or “Whatever The Hell It’s Called”) via a callsheet for the film’s New York production. Of course it could all be bogus, and Bad Robot (Abrams’ production company) could have planted it and whatnot, but come on, are they really THAT clever? I don’t know, that has the makings of an “Alias” episode right there if that’s what happened. In any case, read on for POTENTIAL SPOILERS.

So here’s what NYMag says:

Cloverfield’s plot revolves around a small group of people struggling to survive a monster attack in Manhattan. On Monday night, blog /Film reported on a scene in which principal characters Rob and Beth (played by unknowns Michael Stahl-David and Odette Yustman) are buried in debris while hiding under a bridge, and speculated that this could be the movie’s conclusion. From the looks of Monday’s call sheet, it just might be.

We’re certainly cynical enough to entertain the possibility that this call sheet is a planted fake, though we doubt it. And it’s also entirely possible that the “alternate ending” is just for Cloverfield’s Central Park sequence and not the entire film. But if scene 160 is the screenplay’s final scene, Cloverfield ends with Rob and Beth underneath a bridge in Central Park, ignoring the chaos, focusing on each other. (The “alternate ending” listed on the call sheet has the two characters doing the exact same thing; obviously, a call sheet is no substitute for a screenplay.)

8/9/07:

You may have noticed that the callsheet image is gone. It was removed as requested by Paramount, which is the same as saying I removed it because they threatened to sue me. But what can we learn from this? It appears this may, in fact, BE the ending for “Cloverfield” after all! Or if not, then the boys at Bad Robot are really working overtime on this misinformation stuff, and kudos to them if that’s the case.

(Note: NYMag still has their copy of the callsheet up if you’re curious.)

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Jeremy

    This movie was great. i Really liked it. except for the ending. i mean dont get me wrong the whole angle of the movie just using the camera was great but i just want to know what happened to the monster and everyone else for that matter. where the monster came from and why and how. and if anyone else survived. but i guess i have to wait for the sequel. hopefuly

  • Jeremy

    This movie was great. i Really liked it. except for the ending. i mean dont get me wrong the whole angle of the movie just using the camera was great but i just want to know what happened to the monster and everyone else for that matter. where the monster came from and why and how. and if anyone else survived. but i guess i have to wait for the sequel. hopefuly

  • Jeremy

    This movie was great. i Really liked it. except for the ending. i mean dont get me wrong the whole angle of the movie just using the camera was great but i just want to know what happened to the monster and everyone else for that matter. where the monster came from and why and how. and if anyone else survived. but i guess i have to wait for the sequel. hopefuly