New Cloverfield Details and Photo Emerge

Cloverfield

Cloverfield

Paramount sent us this new (but uneventful) photo of Mike Vogel and Michael Stahl-David from Cloverfield. Click on the image above to enlarge. A new article in Variety reveals a few new Cloverfield tidbits. Here are the interesting pieces:

  • The film started out as an “elaborate 60-page treatment” by Lost writer Drew Goddard.
  • Cloverfield features no musical score at all, “just source music and well-orchestrated ambient sound.”
  • The beginning of the film was show with a lightweight Panasonic HD HandyCam, “then moves into transitional sequences shot with a 3-lb. Canon for about a third of the film.” The special effects shots were filmed with “the much-heavier” hi-res Sony F23 or Thomson Viper.
  • One five-minute continuous master shot “incorporates 20 VFX elements.”
  • Director Matt Reeves promises “intimate contact” with the monster by the end of the 90-minute film.
  • A digital version of Cloverfield will play on in a few hundred screens.

You can read the full article on Variety.com. Cloverfield hits theaters on 1-18-08.

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