[Update] – Check out more of our Cloverfield Coverage!
So we have a few new updates on the Cloverfield front lines. First off, that picture that David posted two days ago has resurfaced, this time in focus. In the new picture you can easily see a lot of details that the older picture made difficult. The Statue of Liberty, just like in the teaser trailer, lacks a head. The poster has the same date as Cloverfield, and it sports the Paramount logo. While it’s not entirely confirmed that this is the title or even a poster, it looks very real. The title itself, I gotta say, I like. Monstrous has a very mysterious sense to it, much like all of the marketing that has gone into making the movie. Monstrous suits the movie well.
The official website has released a new picture as well.
Just like all the others, it’s vague and doesn’t show much, but there is one thing that has been pointed out about the picture. The timestamps between the last few pictures and this one show that the military response is… well too damn fast. The national guard would require the Governor’s order, and an Army response would require the president’s order. The latter is highly unlikely for such a rapid response, with the former being likely, but still likely to take a while, like around 2 hours at the quickest. This suggests one of two things, a flaw with the script or marketing focus, or the government new that a Giant monster was going to attack New York and was slightly ready. Conspiracy theory ahoy!
I’ve got a report that Heroes star Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman, the cop) has a role in the movie. It probably won’t be significant as Grunberg says “It’ll probably be something where no one will be able to tell it’s me,” but he does give some insight on the experience on being on the set. “I actually went to the set the other night, and it was really exciting and cool. The budget is not astronomical. But they’re doing incredible things,” now I would say that this would endorse the claim of a 30 million dollar budget, but I can’t really say it is as half of the budget is used for visual effects and the set would probably be fairly unimpressive on a 15 million dollar budget.
Here I had planned on putting a video of the movie being made, but the video’s been pulled. It had no major significance, just striked me as somewhat interesting. Either way, this is about all the news I have. Tomorrow is the Paramount Comic-Con with Abrams, the Comic-Con website says he’s there for the Star Trek movie, but it also says there might be some surprises. So keep your eyes trained here. I’ll try to post the news, if there is any, as soon as possible.