The movie Cloverfield (2008) scared Steven Spielberg a lot, despite the fact that he is a master of terror as he has shown with Jaws (1975) or The Devil on Wheels (1971).
Steven Spielberg He is one of the best directors in the history of cinema and for this reason, it is always interesting to know his opinion of films in which he has not intervened. Now, Matt Reevesresponsible of The Batman, dawn of the planet of the apes y Cloverfield (Monstruoso) has revealed in CS an anecdote about the mythical filmmaker.
“Bryan Burk called me from the set of Star Trek, where Steven Spielberg was sitting with JJ Abrams and the writers. He’d say, Hey, where’s the director of Cloverfield? I want to talk to him. Then Bryan said, You’d better come to Paramount right now. Spielberg asks where you are. I was like: oh! It’s okay! So I went in there, and he was just sitting there, and then he turned to me, and after he talked, he was giving them a lot of information about the script and stuff, and it was really lovely. Then he turned to me and said, Wait, so you headed to Cloverfield? And I told him: Yes. He told me: You scared me so much. And I said: Oh. That was incredible. There was no greater compliment he could receive than that. I scared Steven Spielberg. That was cool”.
Steven Spielberg (image by cordonpress)
What is the movie about?
Cloverfield is a found footage science fiction horror film directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J. J. Abrams. The plot follows a group of young friends in New York as they struggle to survive after a giant monster attacks the city.
The story begins with a party where a group of friends of a young man named Rob are celebrating their upcoming move to Japan. Suddenly, a series of strange events, including a jolt and a power outage, lead the characters to go outside to investigate. Soon after, a giant monster attacks the city, causing chaos and destruction all around it. Rob and his friends realize they must find a way to survive and escape the city while fighting this brutal threat.
In the distribution they stand out Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Odette Annable, Anjul Nigam, Margot Farley, Theo Rossi y Brian Klugman.
Thanks to its intense marketing campaign, the film cost just $25 million and grossed more than $172 million. It also received great reviews and they have expanded that Cinematographic Universe with several more installments such as 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) y Overlord (2018).
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