J.J. Abrams Finally Speaks About Cloverfield (1-18-08)

The man behind the myth, the legend, and the crazy week full of “Cloverfield” stuff, has come forward to talk, and he’s emailed the geeks over at Aint-it-Cool-News.com to do it. Here’s what he had to say (and apparently this really is Abrams, since I’m guessing AICN’s head geek has spoken to him before and would know, etc):

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your support of our little movie. I can’t wait to talk to you more about it — of course, knowing you, by the time we talk you’ll know more than I will.

Regarding the online stuff you posted: yeah, we’re doing some fun stuff on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn’t kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat’s about what’s online? So as you can imagine, we’re focusing mostly on THAT. For what it’s worth, the only site of ours that people have even FOUND is the 1-18-08.com site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us.

Stay cool the rest of the summer — and thanks per usual for AICN!

JJ

So J.J. Abrams is saying that the Ethan Haas sites aren’t his? Yeah, J.J., I’m gonna believe that. Then why did Paramount go through YouTube pulling down all those videos people were posting that they got from the Ethan Haas sites? Uh huh.

Anyways, AICN seems to believe that Abrams is hinting that there are MORE Cloverfield (or whatever it’s called) sites out there, but no one has found it yet.

Hmm, curiouser and curiouser…

J.J. Abrams Finally Speaks About Cloverfield (1-18-08)



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  • E. Nahsretep

    I’ve no insider info or behind-the-scenes spy whispering to me but I believe it’s pretty clear that “Cloverfield” is a U.S. remake of the 2006 Korean film The Host. The fact that J.J. Abram’s monster is reputed to be tenatively named the parasite seems to be an obvious (perhaps lazy) play on the Korean film. U.S. filmmakers don’t have a problem making remakes of foreign films mere months after their original release dates, especially if the film is popular and the story finds an audience. They bank on the truth that American audiences don’t like subtitles and don’t have much appetite for overseas movies. That way they can re-package foreign work and pass it off on the U.S. market without fear they have already seen the original.
    Just one humble opinion.

  • E. Nahsretep

    I’ve no insider info or behind-the-scenes spy whispering to me but I believe it’s pretty clear that “Cloverfield” is a U.S. remake of the 2006 Korean film The Host. The fact that J.J. Abram’s monster is reputed to be tenatively named the parasite seems to be an obvious (perhaps lazy) play on the Korean film. U.S. filmmakers don’t have a problem making remakes of foreign films mere months after their original release dates, especially if the film is popular and the story finds an audience. They bank on the truth that American audiences don’t like subtitles and don’t have much appetite for overseas movies. That way they can re-package foreign work and pass it off on the U.S. market without fear they have already seen the original.
    Just one humble opinion.

  • E. Nahsretep

    I’ve no insider info or behind-the-scenes spy whispering to me but I believe it’s pretty clear that “Cloverfield” is a U.S. remake of the 2006 Korean film The Host. The fact that J.J. Abram’s monster is reputed to be tenatively named the parasite seems to be an obvious (perhaps lazy) play on the Korean film. U.S. filmmakers don’t have a problem making remakes of foreign films mere months after their original release dates, especially if the film is popular and the story finds an audience. They bank on the truth that American audiences don’t like subtitles and don’t have much appetite for overseas movies. That way they can re-package foreign work and pass it off on the U.S. market without fear they have already seen the original.
    Just one humble opinion.

  • James Massey

    Ok this movie was a large bummer. I expected that it would at least tell what the monster was. Host was a good movie i sadly was expecting the same from this.

  • James Massey

    Ok this movie was a large bummer. I expected that it would at least tell what the monster was. Host was a good movie i sadly was expecting the same from this.

  • James Massey

    Ok this movie was a large bummer. I expected that it would at least tell what the monster was. Host was a good movie i sadly was expecting the same from this.