Too busy seeing shows this weekend to see Shia and Optimus Prime bond, but everybody’s buzzing about the trailer for a mysterious J.J. Abrams flick that debuted before Transformers. All we know is that it’s out 1/18/08, and that we love LOST. And so let’s extend the grand tradition of finding flighty music-related reasons to post about J.J’s brainchild to his latest endeavor. For this, we turn to reader Janet, who writes…

In the teaser for the new Abrams production which has no name but only known as Cloverfield the MSTRKRFT remix of Wolfmother’s “Woman” plays in the background at around the 37 sec mark.

Watch it here. She’s right! That’s at least 1.5 seconds of said remix — we’d recognize those vowel-phobic sounds anywhere. Thank you, J.J., for continuously throwing us a bone. SO our net sleuthing has turned up precious little. IMDB lists it as Untitled J.J. Abrams Project, with this plot synopsis:

Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

People be calling it Cloverfield, which IMDB says is a “fake working title.” And the online hunt has begun, turning up 1-18-08.com, an awesome site where you can push photos around with iPhone-like scrolling animation. And that’s about it.

So much for the bone throwing. Half-expecting a USB drive full of footage to turn up in a Portugese bathroom stall. Who’s got clues?

Comments (18)
  1. red  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    CRYPTIC!

  2. antidote  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    According to the preview credits and imdb, unfortunately J.J. is only producing. He didn’t write or direct. It was, however, written by Drew Goddard, a LOST and Alias writer, and directed by Matt Reeves, one of his old pals from the Felicity days. In any case, it looks pretty exciting. Reminds me of last years throwback korean monster flick, The Host…

  3. kevin  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    the company running the cloverfield viral marketing campaign is actually the same as the one behind the nine inch nails one. so maybe a hidden usb drive isn’t so far away.

  4. EnchantingWizardofRhythem  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    JJ Abrams is terrible…I mean MI3? Armageddon? Alias??? Who honestly gives a shit about this…I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!

  5. ryan  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    the monster in the movie is being referred to as the parasite. if go to the site listed above, you can play a puzzle game that has the eventual payoff of showing a glimpse of the monster. hit the star that opens the email window and send a message, and you’ll receive instructions for the puzzle.

    there also is http://www.ethanhaswaswrong.blogspot.com

    on IMDB, a guy posting cryptic in character messages that have color coded words. If you put them together, they spell out more messages. He also had a few comments that were posted as ASCII characters that were fun to decode.

    wiki had some clues that were removed. the entry for the date january 18th, 2008 it said “there could have been more time. it will begin twenty seven minutes after midnight.”

  6. seth  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    i hear the monster is actually an intelligent cloud of black smoke that scans people’s memories before deciding to eat/spare them. that or godzilla.

  7. Greg  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    ethanhaaswasright.com and ethanhaaswaswrong.com were not made by anyone involved with the movie. JJ Abrams sent a message to Ain’t it Cool News saying as much. He did however state that they’ve put up a bunch of websites that no one’s found yet.

  8. Ryan  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    Wow, all that was written in Hindi, Ive been trying to translate it, but to no avail.

  9. Chris  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    “Half-expecting a USB drive full of footage to turn up in a Portuguese bathroom stall.”

    I LOL’d.

  10. Rumor has it that this website has something to do with the movie.

  11. greg  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    there is some nice viral marketing going on over at IMDB:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/board/nest/79048874

    and ‘crackV’ or another marketer recapped the IMDB posts here:
    http://www.firstshowing.net/2007/06/29/jj-abrams-top-secret-trailer-for-cloverfield-in-front-of-transformers/

    check out slusho.jp, its SUPPOSED to be a viral site.

    i’m getting way to into this.

  12. Folkhero  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    I just spent my day with this movie site stuff.
    Wikipedia has a good break down of everything.
    Check out http://www.theparasite.com with a countdown clock (hint: do a select all and see if anything pops up that wasn’t there) hit the link that will bring you to http://www.1-18-08.com (the film site).
    Do some google searching and you find http://www.ethanwasright.com with 5 puzzles/games to figure out.
    And if you want some help do another google search and you find: http://ethanhaaswaswrong.blogspot.com.
    They give you all sorts of clues to help with the puzzles if you need it and then there is a mile long chain of comments that analyze all different aspects of the sites, trailor, photos, blogs.
    I think there is a few plants in there fueling the fire of getting the hype going.

  13. not me  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    who cares about this movie, mstrkrft rules

  14. kav  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    call of the cthulhu

  15. It’s meant to just be a remake of Godzilla isn’t it?

  16. eric  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2007 0

    chrono trigger, anyone?

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