Film: "Cloverfield"

Cloverfield

Open Date: January 18, 2008
'CLOVERFIELD' opens in UK & Ireland on February 1, 2008.
Paramount Pictures

Michael Stahl-David (left) and Jessica Lucas (right) star in “Cloverfield.” Paramount Pictures Presents A Bad Robot Production “Cloverfield” starring Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas and T. J. Miller. The director is Matt Reeves.

The film was written by Drew Goddard. The producers are J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

The executive producers are Guy Riedel and Sherryl Clark. This film is not yet rated.

Photo Credit: Sam Emerson

Executive Producers Guy Riedel Sherryl Clark
Produced by J.J. Abrams Bryan Burk
Written by Drew Goddard
Directed by Matt Reeves
Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman.

Synopsis: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

This film has been rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images.
CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
"Cloverfield" is a Paramount Pictures Release

CLOVERFIELD: A Monster Hit at the US Box Office!

Paramount Pictures' eagerly-anticipated 'CLOVERFIELD', generated monstrous figures at the US box office this weekend, grossing an estimated US$41m in its first three days of release. Directed by Matt Reeves and produced by JJ Abrams, the film averaged US$12.020 from 3,411 theatres and broke the 11-year-old record for the biggest opening weekend gross for a film debuting in January. It also set a new opening weekend record for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

"I think this movie defines what we want to do at Paramount," said Vice Chairman Rob Moore. " It is a movie that took a big creative risk. We really wanted to be in business with J.J. and his team, who came up with a really creative execution. And the marketing and distribution team were able to execute a great campaign."
Paramount Pictures Presents A Bad Robot Production "Cloverfield" starring Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T. J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel and Odette Yustman. The film is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard. The producers are J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

On the eve of his departure for Japan, Rob (Michael Stahl-David) sees his going-away party as an opportunity to confess unresolved feelings and tie up loose ends. His agenda takes an unexpected turn when a jolt shakes the revellers. The crowd quiets down to watch news reports of an earthquake, then rushes to the roof to assess the damage. A fireball explodes on the distant horizon. A power failure follows. Confusion gives way to panic as the partygoers stumble through the blackout and into the streets.

Amid the human screams and one inhuman roar, Rob and his friends must traverse a landscape that has changed, overtaken by something otherworldly, terrifying, monstrous...

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading entertainment content company with prominent and respected brands including Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, DreamWorks, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studios, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

Source: Paramount Pictures (UK)
LONDON, January 21, 2008/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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