Hey Ed, I’ll tell you what the hell happens on 01-18-08. Ever since I saw the first trailer prior to watching Transformers the Movie, I was hooked. I had to find out what was going on with this secret JJ Abrams movie. The first trailer was one crazy teaser and it got people talking. It also sparked all sorts of viral websites, but only 1-18-08.com is supposed to be real.
What you see above is the second official trailer to the movie and it turns out that Cloverfield wasn’t a working title or a codename for the monster/action flick. It’s the actual movie title, because they clearly feature “Cloverfield” at the end of the video. Outside of this, not much new information is revealed, but we do get to see the military firing some rather heavy artillery at some sort of giant monster. Commenters at Slashfilm say that you can briefly catch a glimpse of the beast between the smoking buildings. More information in this post.
I’m psyched. I don’t care if it ends up being a cheesy Godzilla rip-off. I have to watch it just to satiate the thirst created by the hype and buzz. On side note, here are a couple of things you should know about 1-18-08.com in case you didn’t know already. First, you can move the pictures around by clicking and dragging. Second, you can flip the photos over by grabbing one and then rapidly moving left and right. Some will reveal some writing.