Paramount has sent /Film this new (but uneventful) photo of Mike Vogel and Michael Stahl-David from Cloverfield. 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 shown 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.