Thursday, July 19, 2007

Leaked Teaser Poster for "Untitled J.J. Abrams Project" aka "Cloverfield"

If you're not a film geek, like all of us here at The Bucket, you may not be aware that a mysterious new movie trailer is leaving U.S. cinema audiences and internet fanboys desperately anxious for more information.

The strange promo, which is being shown across the country before screenings of Transformers, features a bunch of New Yorkers enjoying a dinner party before the lights go out and fireballs drop all over the city. The trailer contains no title, but reveals a release date of January 18, 2008 and that the movie is produced by Lost co-creator and Mission: Impossible III director JJ Abrams. The film is tentatively known as "Cloverfield", although Paramount Pictures insists that will not be the movie's title.

Film Geekdom is abuzz with possible theories and debates as to what exactly the hush-hush project might be. Some say it's the long talked about revamping of the Godzilla franchise. Or a live action version of the popular 80's cartoons Voltron or Thundercats. Yet others insist it's an American remake of the popular Korean creature feature The Host. The more biblical minded have even argued it may be a cinematic interpretation of The Book of Revelations.

The day after Transformers opened, copies of the trailer, apparently shot with a camcorder, began appearing on YouTube. They were soon replaced by a notice saying "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corp.", as Paramount has filed a $1-billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against YouTube.

However, late last night, my inside sources forwarded me this TOP SECRET pic of the new teaser poster for "Cloverfield". In order to cover my tracks as much as possible, I've posted the pic on a dummy website and have pasted the link below. PLEASE - AS A FAN OF THE BUCKET, I AM ASKING YOU, DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE THIS FILE. IF YOU DO, YOU RISK COMPROMISING THIS WEBSITE, IT'S CONTENT, AND IT'S CONTRIBUTORS.

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David said...

Where did Voltron or Thundercats come from? Especially Thundercats...

I've heard it was a remake of a movie called The Parasite. I've also heard Gorzira...which wouldnt surprise me since Devlin/Emmerich fubared the hell out of that one...

Either way, time will tell.

Cody Dee Williams said...

Re: "Where did Voltron or Thundercats come from? Especially Thundercats..."

Those rumors came from a moment in the trailer when you can hear some guy yell what sounds like "It's a lion! It's huge!"

What the guy really says is "It's alive! It's huge!"

Anyway, that's what led to the Voltron and T-Cats spec. It's ridiculous, but go to any message board. It gets even worse.

G.I. Jeff said...

I have heard from various reliable people that J.J. Abrams is really into H.P. Lovecraft and that the monster could be Cthulu. The trailer does fit into Lovecraft themes, and since Godzilla has been remade so many times a Lovecraft story could be a little more fresh.

I agree that the Voltron and Thundercats thing sounds pretty stupid. These message boards are out of control.