Earlier today I had the chance to speak with director Matt Reeves, who is promoting the home video release of Let Me In on Blu-ray and DVD. I also asked him about the status of the highly-anticipated sequel Cloverfield 2, which, as it turns out, is still in the idea stage. Here's what he had to say below:
"Cloverfield 2 will most likely not be the next movie because that's still in the really nascent stages. We haven't really had time to get together and talk about what that would be. That journey will probably be a bit longer, when we find that idea that we really get excited about. We're still hatching the story. It has yet to be hatched. It was funny. Someone said to me the other day, 'Yeah, we hear you're going to get the band back together.' I said, 'Yeah, but at this stage, we're just talking about getting the band back together. We actually haven't gotten the band back together.'
Since Cloverfield 2 won't be Matt Reeves next movie, I had to ask if he did have something more concrete lined up. He plans to try and shoot his smaller, character-driven project, The Invisible Woman, along with another, bigger project, back-to-back:
"I haven't decided what I'm doing next. One of the exciting things for me was that the movie (Let Me In) was well-received, even though it didn't do well at the box office. The people who have seen it really enjoyed it, which is exciting for me because I really care a lot about the movie and it's bringing in a lot of interesting opportunities. I'm reading a lot of scripts and novels and going to a lot of meetings to discuss projects, but I haven't decided what's next, so I don't know what's next. I'm reading a lot and hopefully we'll be able to say what I'm doing within the next month or two. I really want to continue to press and try to make this smaller project that I've been trying to make since before Cloverfield. It's a project called The Invisible Woman. It's sort of a character thriller. It's the anatomy of this woman's desperation. It's the same sort of storytelling that I did in Let Me In. It's an intimate character story, so I'm excited to do that to. Probably what I would do is find the next project and find a way to marry that schedule to the bigger project. So, hopefully, we could do two in a row and then maybe Cloverfield 2."
Be sure to check back in the near future for my full interview with Matt Reeves for Let Me In, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 1.