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CLOVERFIELD Madness Resumes!! Plot Structure Rumors!! Monster Rumors!! Hear JJsaurus Roar!!

Merrick here...
Okay. Here we go. First of all, I need to clearly specify that the first two bits below come from untested sources & should be treated as rumor. I don't believe these points have appeared elsewhere on the net yet; if they have, please drop appropriate crediting into the Talkback below. Despite such uncertainty, it's been a while since we've engaged in COLVERFIELD/1-18-08/MONSTROUS/JJZILLA tomfollery...so what the hell? First up? A message from DJ, who claims to shed more light on details touched upon in the film's TEASER:
I have for you a description of a unseen new sequence from the film you all know as Cloverfield. You know, the one with the monster? I can now safely say the teaser is not separate from the film, its part of the beginning which was shown in an abridged fashion for the purpose of the teaser, it's longer in the movie. The new scene opens with several traumatized survivors, moving through a very dark corridor there's slight cold blue illumination from halogen emergency lighting, a girl in the group is badly beaten up she's bleeding and looks very sickly. The main group is comprised of 3 characters, Rob from the main trailer, the cameraman and a girl, though there may be others. This scene takes place after the initial attack of "The monster" the scene we all saw in theatres. Rob is taking charge and telling everyone to keep calm, the girl says she doesn't feel so good. They limp along until US Army soldiers storm in shouting at them, demanding they drop they're weapons, they shout back they're unarmed, there's a lot of commotion, then they're herded briskly up some E.T style scientific tubing into a makeshift aid center, its very dark, threes lots of doctors tending to wounded and military walking about making the scene very busy. "What is that thing?" they ask as they catch their breath, the cryptic answer comes from a soldier "We don't know, but it's winning" The imagery in this scene is like something after a terrorist bombing. A carcass is wheeled past with his guts hanging out, the cameraman struggles to take in the surroundings. Rob gets angry with the aggressiveness of the soldiers who now tell them they can't leave, "I'm going out there, if you want to stop me you'll have to shoot me" we gather he's looking for his girlfriend. "I feel really sick" the girl unexpectedly mutters, the camera pans to her, shes looks like shes about to throw up, and curiously is crying blood from her right eye. Someone shouts "She's been bitten!" Chaos ensues... Scene end. That's all you get, this may be used for promotion and is a possibility for an upcoming trailer. DJ
Okay. "She's been bitten" is interesting here because...a few weeks back...we received a seperate e-mail. Unfortunately, I deleted the damn thing in a fit of overzealous inbox cleansing, but can convey the gist of the message. If whoever sent this message is reading, PLEASE RESEND the original message and I'll drop it into this article. In short, the message I'm talking about said that the big monster that comes into New York is scaly. The message claimed that when a scale is dislodged from the monster (if it gets blown off by shelling, for example) the scales actually turn into smaller, raptor-like creatures that run around wrecking havoc. That could be very cool if true. It was also suck completely if real. So the raptorthings might dovetail nicely with the line about the girl being bitten? A desperate connection? A legitimate sense of the film starting to form? BOTH e-mails seem to corroborate one element we've been hearing quite consistently for some time now: that CLOVERFIELD is very much a "survivors on the run" movie that comes out of the gate pretty fast, and isn't predictable in terms of which characters make it and which characters don't. Finally, you can hear some super-clear audio of the creature's roar at THIS BLOG. Turn up your speakers. And, yes, it does sound like Godzilla. And, no, I'm not implying anything. More to come as more comes in.

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  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Whoa!!

    by richier123

    I'm scared it will be a gaint Rainbow Bright!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    First! First!

    by closeencounter

    Wheeee!!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Awwwww...

    by closeencounter

    Damn it Jim!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Too cool!

    by filmicdrummer17

    If anyone can do a better [American] Godzilla than "Godzilla," it's J.J. The mini-creatures are a cool twist. Kinda like the heads of the Hydra, but mobile.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Biggest over-hype on the net since SOAP

    by Lance Rock

    Considering it sounds an awful lot like a b-movie...not that there's anything wrong with that. Still, what's the big deal? Whoever decided to push the "secrecy" angle of the project is a genius.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Seventeenth!

    by googamooga

    Booyah!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Gah... not so good news there...

    by Mondo47

    Starting to sound less like a giant monster movie and more like a zombie-like feature. Not saying that's a bad thing, but I think I would have prefered the one big guy doing the stomping instead of an attack-of-the-puppets job tacked onto it. Fingers crossed...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Puny Americans! It is not Godzilla. It is Baba Yaga!

    by Stalin vs Predator

    You vill see. You vill see!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    the roar

    by thinboyslim.

    is on 1-18-08.com, wait 6 minutes for it to fill the speakers, also this is an "interesting" site http://warbloid.com/ http://warbloid.com/ganu

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Stuart-Renton

    I can't help but feel we're all going to be soooo disappointed with the final revelation. Wouldn't it be genius if someone took an absolutely average and wrapped it in so much mystery that it was a massive hit.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    That wouldn't be genius...

    by Stalin vs Predator

    That would be "Blair Witch", and it was. Although, actually - it wasn't absolutely average, after all. It was just lousy.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    This better be good.

    by jsprenks

    That's all I'm saying. All this hype may kill the flick.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    The secrecy hype was working . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and now they've revealed too much. They better have something super fantastic up their sleeves. I'm still intrigued but my post-Jackson's-Kong instincts have kicked in. Mustn't get hopes up.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Im with Mondo...

    by SkeletonParty

    I prefer one big baddy. parisite raptor scales that turn you into a zombie has been done so many times. <p>I want one big monster to kick everybodies arses and win and then sit on the ruined cities just bored out of his mind.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Completely different than Snakes on a Plane hype

    by slone13

    </p>The Snakes hype was a bunch of douchebags who still think Samuel Jackson is relevant going apeshit for no reason and basing their opinions on the "cool" name of the film alone.</p> <p>Colverfiled is entirely different. We've actually seen footage of this film and there's a reputable name behind it.</p>

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Flippable photos

    by scrow98

    Has anyone else noticed that the photos on 1-18-08.com can now be flipped over. There are messages on the backs of 2 of them. Sorry if this has already been covered.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    UNLEASH THE TURDUCKEN!!!!

    by Tigertim

    It's a goddamned Turducken! Part turkey, part duck, part chicken, and all pissed off TURDUCKEN!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Overhyped

    by Philvis

    This type of hype you would expect from a major franchise. It is almost reminisient of Snakes on a Plane. I'm not saying this movie is going to be bad, but they are making it out like it is the next coming of Christ.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    new hints

    by Laserhead

    A device is found. Gestation transmogrifies. MRX67 is a dwarf-giant. When there's no steak you sell the sizzle.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    sounds fake

    by the new transported man

    If it's a movie shot in 1st person, doesn't seem like a logical scene.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Here Dietrich, Dietrich, Dietrich...

    by Pennsy

    ;)<p> Thank the gods, we have an actual Cloverfield talkback. <p> 1-18-08. The device is branching out, it looks like.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    The true title was also released today...

    by Stalin vs Predator

    It's supposedly "It Came From Diraq"

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Snakes On a Plane

    by kevinwillis.net

    Was a pretty good movie. I didn't see it in the theater because of all the damn hype, but when I rented the DVD I thought it was pretty fun.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    scrow98, there's also something new at the site . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . if you sit and wait 6 minutes for it to pop up. I read about it either at joblo or darkhorizons the other day but forgot to go check it out. If anybody else sees it, let us know.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    roar

    by prime lips

    lizard, scaly, ... but not godzilla. from what jj originally said about his decision to make an icon for the west equivalent to the hugeness of Godzilla in Japan... aren't we just going to get Godzilla plus tentacles or somesuch? What dyou think? Will there be some sort of weird tweest to the monster itself? Is the scalesintoleetlemonsters thing indicative of aliens? i'm hyped anyway. ran into my cinema telling them about this weeks ago they had no fucking idea what i was talking about. at least now i have an mp3 of the roar. "listen! listen!"

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    They now have myspace accounts

    by Alpha Trion

    During the last bunch of cloverfield talkbacks someone mentioned how the viral marketing would include myspace accounts and sure enough, after flipping the photo signed by jamie and seeing the names "lascano, platt and robb" I did a myspace search and sure enough, heres Rob and Jamies myspace accounts. cant find any clues but im sure over time either them or their "friends" will. http://www.myspace.com/robbyhawkins http://www.myspace.com/jamielascano

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by thinboyslim.

    there isn't a popup, it's the roar that occurs after 6 minutes.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    So how does this relate to Voltron?

    by vikingkitty

    Just trying to get a jump on that crazy guy who is adamant this is a Voltron movie, despite all evidence to the contrary.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Owen Wilson throws himself in front of the monster

    by Spandau Belly

    but only to save a bus full of children....obviously.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Big Lizard

    by Badly Packed Kebab

    Srsly? Replace it with Richard Nixon's head on a Gundam and you might have a sale.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    ITS A GODDAMNED LION YOU JACKASSES!

    by Rickey Henderson

    Why will no one listen to common sense?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    HEY MERRICK

    by WISEBLOOD

    And others... You dont WRECK havoc. You WREAK havoc. Define:Wreak - bring: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence. Just a little help...I mean, it's not like you WRITE for a living or anything. Don't you guys have an editor?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Where is the spoiler warning?

    by TVguy4566

    Ok, Moriaty puts a spoiler warning on his speculation of what JJ Abrahms is going to do with Star Trek. This story is supposive actual scene synopsys and major spoiler about the monster and doesn't. Not to nitpick, but there has got to be some kind of continuity.<br><br> On the spoilers, the whole monster idea could be interesting or could turn into the last 20 minutes of the Matthew Broderick version of Godzilla. I still don't know how they are going to make this movie work with supposably all the footage of the film are done by characters in the film ala The Blair Witch Project. That movie was small and seemed to lend it to being shot at the character's POV. This movie seems to be at a much bigger scale. <br><br> Well at the very least, even if the movie sucks, it is good to see someone try something different. I am getting tired of all the generic action/horror/sci-fi movies and remakes/reimaginations out there. Someone needs to do something a little different.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I am still hoping

    by tk 421

    That the monster is Cthulu. He'd kick the ever-living shit out of Godzilla.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    "Carcass"

    by CSpuppydog

    Do you think he means "carcass" as in human.. or possibly one of the little raptor things? I mean carcass is usually used to dscribe and animal body... not human.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Whatever

    by werob2001

    This is no more reliable than any other report we've gotten and doesn't make much more sense either. Oh and the lion guy, you're a tard.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I'm calling fake rumour. Question is....

    by Yeti

    was this planted by camp JJ? He does like to play mind games with the spoiler crazy masses.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I want tentacles!

    by Thomas Cromwell

    All good apocalypse monsters have tentacles. Lots of them. Preferably in black. If you can't have tentacles then can the monster have lotsa heads. Just like Typhon from Greek legends.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    definatly wont be called 1-18-08

    by Obscura

    The international version of the trailer only has '2008' at the end, leading everyone in the audience to all whisper "its called 2008?"... idiots.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    That does not sound like Godzilla.

    by Bullet_time_Facehugger

    C'mon merrick!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I think it's more than obvious by this time...

    by Hammer2Fall

    ...that the monster is none other than the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. Somebody go find a Vogon's grandmother to feed to it.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    werob2001: youre a fucking moron

    by Rickey Henderson

    ...seeing as how you're completely unfamiliar with the concept of sarcasm, I pity you.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Best article on AICN for weeks

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    I cannot wait to see this FACKIN movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Well,

    by decypher44

    The scales/raptor rumor has been around for quite a while. But the scene description is new to me. Though, I have to say, I don't believe a word of it.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Little raptor things that turn people into zombies?

    by dale_cooper

    That is an awful idea. I actually caught half of the US "Godzilla" on TV last night (had forgotten just how completely awful it was, having not seen it since its original release), and it's funny how after their big "Size matters" campaign, they basically stole every beat from "Jurassic Park." The little godzillas idea was completely terrible. As much as I respect Spielberg, I blame him for introducing this idea that every monster movie has to have a couple scenes with smaller versions of the monster, or it's not personal enough. JP did it well with the raptors - but it worked less well in "War of the Worlds," even less well in the various JP sequels, not at all in "Godzilla," and it sounds awful in the context of this movie. What, is a giant monster the size of a skyscraper not scary enough? For fuck's sake. And if they steal from "28 Days Later" and "Dawn of the Dead" (the remake) on top of it, well... it's not good. Keep it simple, JJ. I beg of you.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a big monster to me..

    by canvasseamonkey

    don't all big scaley monsters sounds something like that?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hinted at in 1st Lost Episode?

    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    I was just rewatching the first season of Lost for shits and giggles. Noticed that when they hear the smoke monster roar for the second time, a lady in the background says "That noise sounds so familiar somehow" and someone asks her where she's from, to which she replies "The Bronx." Very likely just an off-hand comment, but food for thought....maybe JJ had cloverfield in mind back then and he was looking at a wink-wink tie-in. Probably not.....but I'm just sayin...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    A tie in would piss me off....

    by CSpuppydog

    I do NOT want a Lost tie-in, as much as I love Lost.. im pretty sure this would suck. But I am kinda hoping he has had this idea for a while... lie before Lost. Becuase then you know it has had time to marinate an dget really damn good!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, noon CST

    KinjoAlcoholicNinja - actually...

    by dale_cooper

    ...that probably ties into some as-yet-unrevealed Lost mythology. People have been saying all along that various weird Lost noises (including the noises the smoke monster makes) are copied and edited from other sounds that have been on the show. In particular the mechanical noises the smoke monster makes are said to be a combination of several previously heard sounds, including an obnoxious computer printer in the first Locke-centric episode (the one where we found out he was in a wheelchair before coming to the island). So it's probably not a tie-in to this.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    sounds WAAAAAY to much like godzilla to me

    by RockLobster800

    plus remember when this thing started-how many people were looking way to much into minor details, and now its just....a monster flick with a good teaser...such a shame.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    "That could be very cool if true."?

    by blacklodgebob

    That's the dumbest thing....that doesn't sound cool to me at all, it sounds like baby Godzillas in Madison Square Garden.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Taking bets as to how many posts this thread get

    by ATARI

    I say 383.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Hmmm... As long as the li'l monsters...

    by Kid Z

    ...don't look like the baby Godzilla's in Devlin & Emmerich's abortion of a Godzilla movie... I'll buy it.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    New/Test Trailer

    by JohnDeaux

    I posted this on the last cloverfield thread about 6 weeks ago, and no-one commented on it, but a friend of mine saw a trailer on HDNet. Has anyone else seen anything? It was following the monsters wake as it approached NYC, then erupted out of the water and showed the NYC skyline with the SOL in the forefront like in the poster. Was this one of those tests they run like pilot series? Has anybody else even heard of this??

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    A large scaley monster w/scales that turn into raptors?

    by Mike_D

    L-A-M-E.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    A big smoke monster !!!

    by Faust_8

    It made it off the island and is really really pissed off

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    To speculate now is way too premature...

    by Somerichs

    I'll only say that if this ends up being a Godzilla movie, I will boycott anything JJ is ever involved in for all eternity...ditto for this Cthulu dude...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I lost all interest when it stopped looking like...

    by Abin Sur

    ...Cthulhu was gonna be the bad mofo tearing up NYC. And Merrick, love ya dude - but the spelling does SUCK.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Oh BOY! Raptor running around in N.Y! Never been done!

    by The Dum Guy

    Wait, wasn't that in the Godzilla movie that was in New York?<br><br>From what I've read those smaller monsters are going to be more prominent than the big one(s). I hope this is a hard R, so we'll get an adult B-monster movie. I wonder if any one will remake Q sometime soon.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    um...Merrick?

    by BadMrWonka

    "That could be very cool if true. It was also suck completely if real."<p>so, are you hoping this is true, or not? or...was also...um...huh?<p>truly, some proofreading would "wreck" havoc on these confusion-inducing mistakes...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Sounds like The Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot

    by StrokerX

    The comic that is...A giant monster attacks and his saliva turns humans into little freaky monsters. It's cool. He's standing there drooling and huge room size droplets are crashing down upon the humans below, morphing them into hideous creatures.<p> FUN!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Why is it always New York?

    by decypher44

    No offense to you NYers, but trouble in NY is getting old. Why not LA/OC, SF, DC?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The monster is more likely to be....

    by Bot-Bot

    ...Gamera than Godzilla

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Gonzo, I'll hit that...

    by Abin Sur

    Release the hounds!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    You lost me at tomfollery.

    by SkeletonParty

    I just hope this is the best movie ever made by humans. <p>I know what you are thinking, "Better than 'I Know Who Killed Me'?" <p>Yup.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I dont know has anyone seen the tv series

    by emeraldboy

    of Big guy and rusty the boy robot. There is one.....

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    More possible hints...

    by graana

    I went to the site listed in the TB (the http://www.warbloid.com/ one...) and googled the words from the page title (rikkyaku eirian). I came across this forum (http://www.warbloid.com/ganu/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=51&sid=408c5112e28fdad0819753d79f214d6c)and it plays out like a sort of prequel to the movie. Who knows if its real, fan fiction or whatever...but the last post on that forum talks about whales growing legs and how they could attack NYC if they wanted to.... All I have to say is "please don't be real, please don't be real..."

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Re: Why is it always New York?

    by farvafarvafarva

    Yeah, it could lay waste to Melrose Place. That way we'd get a sweet Locklear tie-in. And that doofy Shue brother can bleed out of his eyes. Or his arse.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Gojira

    by nicegoogly

    Is a Japanese mashup of whale and gorilla. Thus, Godzilla. Aw fuck.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    The roar is a pleasing sound.

    by RAVENL0RD

    At least the roar is cool. I think we can all agree on that.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Theres no way

    by kilik777

    that this movie could possible live up to the hype. Im ready for another good monster movie after the Host though. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    So I'm wondering.

    by sevon42

    When exactly did anyone say anything about zombies? All I see is a girl saying "I don't feel good"...it could be an equal possibility the bites of the baddies spread some vicious disease.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    rob and jamies myspace

    by Alpha Trion

    http://www.myspace.com/robbyhawkins http://www.myspace.com/jamielascano by the way, jamie lascano's name can be found on the flipable picture at 1-18-08.com

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    LMAO, "Gremlins 3".

    by Mike_D

    I knew this was all-too familiar. Thats what the bastards get for feeding them after midnight.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Jabberwocky or Q, the winged serpent....

    by Cellar Door

    ...or maybe just a big screen version of Quincy, ME.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The roar is good, but what will make this special?

    by kevred

    I don't really want to spend two hours watching a bunch of soldiers running around and some distressed gen-X/Y hipsters yelling. Could this possibly, in any way, be *special*? Could the makers of this film kick a hole in the wall of stale Hollywood thinking and open up into something genuinely weird and scary? The odds are so massively against it, but if nothing else ties this site and everyone who frequents it together, maybe it's that we keep hoping, and waiting.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    That roar...

    by Trancer

    ...is much deeper and more resonant than Godzilla's. It's also a lot creepier.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Cap'n Jack, not quite...

    by kevred

    For the sake of correctness: In Roman numerals, either IV or IIII is "correct" for the number four. IV has become much more common, but IIII is not wrong.<P>Now, as to your probable point of whether shuttlepod_10 *knew* that or not...well, you two can sort it out. :)

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    "You smell like a baby prostitute"

    by Mr. Profit

    <p>I was actually reading those fake Myspaces and they seemed pretty real. It seems the comments that are being left/posted are only from other characters in the movie.</p><p>The Kylie Minogue music on Beth's page made me laugh because that is totally what would be on many girls pages.</P><P>But the fake fun pretty much ended when I got here: http://www.myspace.com/marlenadiamond.</P><P>It was kinda hard to believe a fake myspace when you know the actor from another movie. But it seems JJ & Co. are well aware of that because in the comment section they posted one of her more memorable lines from the movie "Mean Girls".</P>

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Boy oh boy...

    by Woggie

    All this conjecture and you all STILL can't accept that this is Voltron! This is obviously a decoy set in place to distract you from the lion overtones. HA!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Giant Sea Lice

    by Cloverfelt

    What was blown off of the creature was not a scale (well maybe scales too) but it certainly wasn't a raptor. It was giant sea lice. Godzilla or massive ancient creature from the deep would naturally come with large ancient parasites. That is what bit the girl. Check this out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_Godzilla

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Voltron

    by Mr. Profit

    I find it crazy that there were people out there who swore this was Voltron. No studio in their right mind would release an action movie about a fucking giant robot,(which lets face it would be geared to 13 year olds) on a non-holiday weekend like 1-18-08. <p>Sometimes some fanboys out there have to realize that they have in fact gotten older, and movie remakes that are about things they grew up loving will not be targeted to them.</p>

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    COLVERFIELD/1-18-08/MONSTROUS/JJZILLA

    by Evil Lincoln

    I thought that said JIZILLA for a second! WTF! I've already become bored from this whole "buzz" campaign. Wake me when the movie is in theaters.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    LAST!

    by mastes360

    Sigh.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Guessing.

    by UCFKevin

    From what I could piece together with little hints on the MySpace pages, the monster will be an ancient dinosaur that comes from the bottom of the ocean or something along those lines. Pretty great marketing, I think, gives those with nothing to do something to do. Which is nothing. In the grand scheme of things.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    It all comes down to a sucky CG creature

    by performingmonkey

    No matter HOW they shoot this we'll still be getting a shit, unrealistic CG monster, which immediately negates everything else about the flick. Like how Kong is a CG ape movie, no matter how long Peter Jackson made it or how many pre-island scenes he crammed in, it all boils down to a CG ape.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    A giant turtle that wrecks

    by wowsucks

    A giant turtle that wrecks havoc on NY City. Slowly crawling along, stuck in rush hour traffic and gets pissed off after getting run into by Mr Hogan’s son while trying to drive in a straight line. Happens all the time, where’s the excitement? And since when did turtles growl? Smoke one for me. -~

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    IT'S KERMIT THE FROG OF COURSE!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    And he is fucking pissed.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    cloverfelt

    by RockLobster800

    thank actually sounds a lot better...and it actually kind of makes sense.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    For all the hype and mystery

    by skimn

    why is this movie being released in the middle of January. The dumping ground of studio garbage. Oh wait Hostel was released in January...oh, never mind.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Stuntcock

    by skimn

    IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN..DAMN YYOOOOOUUUUU!!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Ok, think I used the "Z" Word first, Sevon42...

    by Mondo47

    Just clear up what I was trying to say, I didn't mean zombies literally, but I recall that apparent leak that circulated on a couple of other sites when this "raptor-style critters" rumour first appeared that made comparisons between the story in 01-18-08 and Resident Evil - basically that the little buggers bite you and baaad things happen. What exactly wasn't specified, but when you toss around talk of people becoming "infected" or lines like "She's been bitten!" they do conjour up pretty familiar images, you gotta admit. Personally, I don't care if getting nibbled is supposed to turn you into another raptor-thing, a zombie, give you ultra-fast ebola or it just makes you sneeze, get a bit of a headache and crave Slusho, the whole infected-bite thing is a bit overused these days. I didn't say it was a bad thing; with a new spin on monster-nibbles it could be something memorable and interesting. Whether this rumour proves accurate or not is to be seen, but in my heart of hearts I want to just see a big monster go apeshit and smash some stuff while little tanks pointlessly shoot at it and people run away a lot.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    And the raptors scales turn into a vanishing audience.

    by Pound Sand

    Cloverfield went from "must see," to "who cares," faster than a Britney Spears crotch photo.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    So then I'm guessing...

    by DarthStallion

    that when we see the explosion (in the trailer) that all those little fireballs that come shooting off and crash into buildings are scales from the creature? Or are those just building chunks? The trailer seems to put a lot of emphasis on the fireball thingys shooting all over the place.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The fireballs are from...

    by wowsucks

    That Hulk Hogan kid running his car into the turtle, which then also pisses off Kermit the Frog. Geez, try to keep up :)

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Maybe a Chimera?

    by Campion

    But not a Liger.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Sin from FFX

    by oceanic86

    Anyone?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Cthulu was 100 ft, Godzilla was 400!

    by James_O'Nasty

    Now pound sand, fatass!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    what BadMrWonka said

    by mr.brownstone

    see above.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    So what is the monster?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Is it a mammoth? Is it made of smoke? Is it a giant hound with bees in it's mouth? Hurry up and spoil the movie already!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    lol

    by slkboxrman

    i always love how one of u 'tards say something and a 'tard further down the post assumes that the first 'tard is saying something thats confirmed and believes it ....hillarious....one doof says "zombies" and another sees that and says "being bitten and turned into zombies is lame" then someone says "raptors" and some doof goes "raptors suck, another godzilla" id rip those i spoke of some more but ur stupidity is self explanatory.......voltron ?? need i say more ?

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    oceanic86

    by Thomas Cromwell

    Could well be, what with Sin discarding Sin spawn in it's wake. You could even adapt FFX for a modern setting, just turn Tidus and Wakka into water volleyball players, Auron to an ex Navy SEAL, Rikku and Yuna to concerned enviromentalists, Lulu to a university proffessor and Kimahri to a professional wrestler. It could work my friend...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    What if the Lion thing is a swerve?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    The monster could really be the stupid fifty part Voltron, with the minivan, a helicopter, an RV, a stair car, and all that other crap...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Godzilla what?

    by Grayle

    How in the world does that sound anything like Godzilla??? and you guys got me all excited too...wasn't even close *sigh*

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    it's a wyvern!

    by FILMFUNK

    Half lizard(scales) with the head of a lion(roar)

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    It's ridiculous...

    by Breck

    That all the movie news sites are posting so much bullshit about this movie just to capitalize on the hype and drum up hits. I call bullshit on every rumor ever posted about this movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    A Wyvern..hmmm.. i got it!

    by Campion

    Dragon Warrior: The Movie!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I wanna see a Rodan movie

    by Doc_Strange

    I think a flick about a giant Pterodactyl would be awesome. Then you could have his nemesis be Mothra and those two tiny bitches that control him. $300 million opening weekend, GUARANTEED.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Q:What's heard if 1-18-08.com open for 600 min?

    by Pound Sand

    A: Kurt Russell Laughing

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Hints at myspace

    by Alpha Trion

    UCFKevin is right. i didnt even bother reading their pages, but there are hints...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Return of the Cloverfield Talkback

    by Alpha Trion

    that didnt take long

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    "LAST'" Who cares if your first...losers...

    by spacemonkeymafia

    Thats all I wanted to say.........

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Godzilla

    by tk 421

    Is a punk bitch compared to the master of evil Cthulu. The only thing I'm pounding, O'Nasty, is your momma while you're making me a ham sandwich.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST

    No Raptors

    by Junebug73

    UPDATE: Thank goodness it's not true! For those that didn't want to be spoiled, worry not. You can now read the article by Dread Central. According to Slashfilm (thanks for the heads-up, Dennis), "Mr. Slusho" was wrong and there will be no small raptor-like creatures ravaging New York City. Although I figured JJ Abrams and company could pull it off, it felt too much like the latest Godzilla flop.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Must have a gymnastic sequence defeating the raptor!

    by Pound Sand

    Also, some quick thinking and furious typing on one of them interweb laptops.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    "Listen! You smell something?"

    by Puddleglum

    Smells like alotta hype to me.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It sounds NOTHING like Godzilla

    by Briannicus

    You cannot honestly tell me THAT roar sounds like this... http://tinyurl.com/yp622a

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    GODZILLA Vs. CTHLULU FOR THE TRISTATE TITLE BELT

    by Pound Sand

    You're gonna need a bigger belt. And no eye gouging or chest bumping.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene where raptors chase kids in a kitchen

    by Puddleglum

    Later a paleobiologist and John Hammond will share some ice cream and misery.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene where Jeff Goldblum says

    by Puddleglum

    "That is one big pile of shit."

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Must have a Newman cameo, 'cause it's NYC.

    by Pound Sand

    "Broccoli.... vile weed!"

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene where a girl gets attacked on a beach

    by Puddleglum

    by dinosaurs! <p> Later, another little girl can beat up a raptor with Pound Sand's gymnastics.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Must have inspiring John Williams soundtrack

    by Pound Sand

    played at 7000 dB. throughout the film

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    "We don't know, but it's winning"

    by angrykirby.tk

    lame

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Must spawn several unnecessary sequels.

    by Pound Sand

    and plenty of crappy merch tie-ins.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Must have a dramatic Brooklyn Bridge gets smashed scene

    by Puddleglum

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene with a guy crushed sitting on toilet

    by Pound Sand

    And it has to be played for laughs

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene where Allure and Keith get it on

    by Puddleglum

    Pidge watches from a glory hole in the wall

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    That's "Allura", not "Allure"

    by Puddleglum

    jeez

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Said "toilet sitter" must also be ripped in half

    by Puddleglum

    by the monster

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Must include the line, "Clever Girl !!"

    by Pound Sand

    Only, this time, it's referring to a homeless woman.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Must have Animal from the muppets TAKING Manhattan

    by Puddleglum

    by which I mean he rubs up and down on the Empire State Building.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    "Clever Girl !!" - lol

    by Puddleglum

    I just coughed water up my nose, god damnit!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Must have Sam L Jackson's dangling arm somewhere

    by Puddleglum

    preferably in a cheap "scare" moment

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Must have Ghost of Nixon calling people "fuckers"

    by Puddleglum

    what a Gremlinkongraptorlionzombie

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Must have a leather jacket scientist

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    to emphasize he's a "cool" scientist ... Make it so!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Must have a fat guy whining in the rain

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    he dropped his shaving cream

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Must have a thoughtful ending shot

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Moving across the water, so we can ponder what lessons are learned when man tries to manipulate nature itself.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Scooby and the gang show up....

    by TheNothing

    ....and rip off the monster's mask, revealing Old Man Winslow, a former carnie who "would've gotten away with it if it hadn't been for those meddling kids."

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Must have a relationship in peril

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Their romance is rekindled by the death of everyone around them

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Must have a hero blithely kill someone

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    His well-timed wisecrack helps the audience accept indiscriminate murder

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Must have a deceitful "friend"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Stop, you fools! He's secretly on Godzilla's side!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Must have cleavage

    by TheNothing

    Good directors know: cleavage > all

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman is the lovable old black guy

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    So sad, they almost made it out of the Lincoln Tunnel and he was decapitated. Dammit! Well at least the hero and his girl have realized they are truly made for each other ...

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    A gymnastic sequence?

    by Pennsy

    IT'S GYMKATA 2, BITCHES!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    MUST HAVE SHIA.

    by Pennsy

    It's like, a law or something.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    And it needs Diddy singing 'Come With Me' at the end

    by Pennsy

    credits. *nods*

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Ghost of Nixon

    by TheNorthlander

    EVERYONE hates Matthew Broderick. Come on. btw I already don't care who survives and who don't. When the trailer came, this was fun. But now there's nothing else to see here, move along. Unless this turns out to be really, really good, I'm skipping this movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    not too hard to believe...

    by SkytzoVin

    on the IMDB page, it DID say that the creature was being called "The Parasite". Doubt that it would result in humans transforming into something, probably just a nasty virus.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I FOUND A PICTURE OF THE MONSTER!!

    by Mike_D

    Its actually in the footage itself: <br> <br> http://tinyurl.com/2rm4xn

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Mike_D

    by RockLobster800

    thanks for that guy....Youve made a young mans ruined thursday night that little bit more bearable!

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    This looks like a job for MIGHTY JACK!

    by Laserbrain

    I don't why I said that.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Tyler Perry's Justice League of America

    by messi

    Starring Tyler Perry. Written and Directed by Tyler Perry.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    hmmmm Lost the movie? lol

    by Bouncy X

    hearing the roar on its own seperated from the teaser...it sorta sounds similar to the smoke monster roar from Lost. i'm sure this is due to the fact that the same people and company is involved in both but yeah.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Since when does the Lost smoke monster 'roar'?

    by performingmonkey

    The black smoke doesn't roar as far as I remember. It makes mechanical sounds more than anything. It's someone's thoughts projected as an electro-magnetic entity.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey: you forgot to add

    by Yeti

    with enough kinetic energy to kill.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Godzilla?

    by mr.brownstone

    I don't fucking think so.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    186th!

    by Pennsy

    So there.

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Must have a scene where Enterprise fires on the monster

    by MrMysteryGuest

    and where Captain Kirk, for no reason, yells "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!"

  • Aug. 30, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Eggcorn of the week: "wrecking havoc"

    by irritable

    Chock it up to cognitive dissidence!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Slusho has a myspace page now

    by Be Adequite

    Not sure if this is old news or not... http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=1000693995

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    GABBO! GABBO!! GABBO!!!

    by BooCocky

    gabbo..

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Must have a Scene With Will Smith

    by mynameissylar

    He'll shoot a rocket and proclaim "I AM... McLOVIN'!"

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    KLAUS BADELT SHOULD SCORE IT!

    by Musicballs

    Or Tyler Bates!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    It's Big Guy

    by Punch Man

    and Rusty the Boy Robot.

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The Monster is Hurley

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Too much P&J sandwiches me thinks....

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Must end with a naked she-male holding a severed head

    by Puddleglum

    at a Sleepaway Camp!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Must end with Bill Cosby throwing hot dogs at people

    by Puddleglum

    Leonard Part 7, here we come! (that's how you KNOW the apocalypse is upon us)

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Mus end with Voltron vs Gremlinkongraptorlionzombie!

    by Puddleglum

    kick ass!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Must end here so I can do some work!

    by Puddleglum

    daddy gotta get paid

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Must have multiple Cloverfield TB's running at the same

    by Pennsy

    time as the movie's release!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by macdaddy88

    But who was the first looser to watch a web page for a whole six minutes and not touch a thing to discover the roar.

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Must end with Jack Bauer blowing up the monster with TNT...

    by MrMysteryGuest

    ...from his Jack Sack! And as it dies, the monster screams, "DAMMIT!" Gravitas!

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Maybe its like a worm

    by futureman3000

    Like each arm has its own little brain and they also can telepathically talk to the other body parts and they block people in alleys and stuff. A big monster is good enough, I don't want it to be some magically respawning one. Parasites are dumb too.

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Must Have Tachyon Beam Enhanced by Routing ...

    by chromedome

    ...Power Thru the Flux Capacitors and Focused by Modifying the Deflector Shield<p>We all KNOW that is a guaranteed solution to any problem:Tachyon Beams RULE! You can do any Frakkin thing you want with TACHYON BEAMS.

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I use Tachyon Beams to block...

    by chromedome

    ...really stupid TB posts. They just fade out right in the middl-------------

  • Aug. 31, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Damn the indiscriminate tachyon beams!

    by chromedome

    Damn them!

  • Sept. 3, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    NEW Video about the MONSTER!

    by Derrville

    look here, This guy knows his shit, hes way better than Nightowl of youtube who i now call Ethan Haas 2 anyway check him out. The Site: http://www.youtube.com/derrville The Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9kl0ELUVVM

  • Sept. 7, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    MUST HAVE MORENA BACCARIN AS WONDER WOMAN

    by Pennsy

    TNT's Heartland is on hiatus, which is the last show she was on, so she's free to do this. :)