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Published January 10, 2008 in Movie Stills
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures.
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The updates continue to stream in (literally) for Cloverfield. While the last update came with a couple additional spots, Paramount has released the film's first batch of stills. Better yet, we have also been alerted to some new details on the film's monster. Or should I say baby?

Cloverfield Stills and Monster Talk


The good people at /Film have posted a great article, somewhat spoiler-ish, on Cloverfield's monster. While the creature lays destruction wherever it goes, JJ Abrams and effects crew think of it more like a baby.

The concept for the monster (affectionately known simply as “Clover” in-house) is simple, says Abrams. “He’s a baby. He’s brand-new. He’s confused, disoriented and irritable. And he’s been down there in the water for thousands and thousands of years.”

And where is he from? “We don’t say – deliberately,” notes Goddard. “Our movie doesn’t have the scientist in the white lab coat who shows up and explains things like that. We don’t have that scene.”


Cloverfield Rob (Michael Stahl-David, center) is given a going away party by his friends

Cloverfield Beth (Odette Yustman) attends a going-away party for a young man she has developed feelings for

Cloverfield Rob (Michael Stahl-David), Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) and Lily (Jessica Lucas) are on the run from a terrorizing monster

Cloverfield Marlena (Lizzy Caplan, left) and Rob (Michael Stahl-David, right) try to escape underground from deadly parasitic creatures who are chasing them

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Cloverfield Rob (Michael Stahl-David), Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) and Lily (Jessica Lucas) are on the run from a terrorizing monster

Cloverfield Lily (Jessica Lucas), Marlena (Lizzy Caplan), Rob (Michael Stahl-David), and Hud (T.J. Miller) seek refuge with the military troops protecting New York from a terrorizing monster

Cloverfield Beth (Odette Yustman, left) and Rob (Michael Stahl-David, right) try to escape New York in a military rescue helicopter

Cloverfield Rob (Michael Stahl-David) comes to the rescue of Beth (Odette Yustman) in a collapsed building with the help of two other friends, Lily (Jessica Lucas) and Hud (T.J. Miller)

Cloverfield Lily (Jessica Lucas) and Rob (Michael Stahl-David) try to enlist Hudís (T.J. Miller) help to rescue a friend in a collapsed building

Cloverfield Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) tries to avoid being shot by the military, which is battling a ferocious monster that has attacked Manhattan

Cloverfield Rob (Michael Stahl-David, right) has come to Bethís (Odette Yustman, left) rescue in a collapsed building with the help another friend, Lily (Jessica Lucas, rear)

Not only is the creature disoriented – he’s downright angry. “There are a bunch of smaller things – humans – that are annoying him and shooting at him like a swarm of bees,” observes Reeves. “None of these things are going to kill the monster, but they hurt it and it doesn’t understand. It’s this new environment that it finds frightening.”

Check out more on the monster at /Film.

Cloverfield opens to theaters on 1-18-08.

For the trailer, poster, more updates and movie info, go to the Cloverfield Movie Page.
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