As many of you know, for the past few days several shoddy, cell-phone captured versions of the most recent Cloverfield trailer have been circulating the web. Finally, following all the spurious interpretations and misread clues, I’m happy to point you in the direction of the official (and completely visible) Cloverfield trailer.
A few things are finally cleared up. The movie is actually titled Cloverfield. Not Monstrous, not Overnight, not 01-18-08 – but Cloverfield. One clever bit shows a character’s face blurred out as further proof that the story is told completely (or at least primarily) via found footage. Lastly, we finally get a glimpse of the creature. It is NOT the silhouette of two hulking shapes dragging away a screaming woman as previously thought (that seems to be nothing more than two men in hazard suits), but a massive, apparently Godzilla-inspired beast which appears for a few frames about 3/4 of the way through.
Otherwise, not much has changed. I remain interested primarily because of the Lost staffers involved.
And did anybody else recognize Lizzy Caplan as the female lead? She played Lohan’s artsy, loner pal in Mean Girls. She was responsible for the haunting, guttural line “I guess it’s probably because I’ve got a big *lesbian* crush on you! Suck on *that*! AY-YI-YI-YI-YI-YI!”