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JJ Abrams movie launches two new sites

06 July 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: All them crazy internets

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It's possibly the most exciting movie launch we've ever seen. JJ Abrams is producing a movie codenamed Cloverfield – almost certainly not the final title – which is getting people salivating all over the internet. It might be one of the biggest blockbusters of next year, but nobody's ever heard of it. It started with a trailer in front of screenings of Transformers in the US. The trailer appeared on Youtube, briefly, but seems to have since disappeared. We were lucky enough to watch it in proper quality courtesy of the film's distributors Paramount and it is awesome, to the point that we don't want to spoil it for those who haven't yet seen it. It should be officially online very soon.

What exactly the movie is about is still a secret (and not one we know, in case you ask). It's widely stated that this is a mystery/monster movie, but even that is unconfirmed. What we do know is that Abrams is producing, with Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odet Jasmin and Lizzy Kaplan among the cast. Matt Reeves, a former director on Abrams series Felicity, is said to be directing and Drew Goodard, a longtime Abrams collaborator, the author of the screenplay. We know it's released on 18.1.08. At least we think we do, since it says so on the trailer, but we just don't know what we know anymore, y'know. Our heads hurt.

Now, the mystery deepens. Two new websites went online today. One called ethanhaaswasright.com and the other, naturally, ethanhaaswaswrong.com. The former is a tricksy little bugger, full of puzzles to unlock a number of freaky video clips. So far we've only managed to unlock up to level 4, but we're a bit thick and ham-fisted, so you may fare better. The latter may not even be anything officially to do with the movie. So get in there and see what you can find. Two things are for sure. 1) This is undoubtedly just the beginning. 2) This shit is gonna get weird. And pretty awesome. Oh god, our brains! Our poor, delicious brains!

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WRONG
ETHAN HASS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLOVERFIELD/1-18-08 More

Posted by howisu at 20:40 on 07 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Puzzle Solving
On the temovie.com there is a timer counting down to August 1st. There are also pictures that look as thought they're from the Cloverfield trailer which are dated January 18th. Something's gonna happen on the 1st to both these websites and DIVINUS  will have something to do with it.  More

Posted by Hangsh at 15:46 on 10 July 2007 | Report This Post

Puzzle Solving
Most people seem to have got past the first 3. The 4th is a bit like playing chess so plan your moves carefully and the last puzzle involves you having to spell THEBEGINNINGISTHEEND. Check it out. Then there is something about getting a new code on 1st august which will last 30 days. Remember Divinus. log your e-mail and see what happens next. More

Posted by shahc at 14:46 on 10 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: the trailer
L: Gimli The Dwarf I can't do anything with these puzzles. I can't get beyond the opening page and I'm not sure if it's because it just hasn't finished loading or I'm being a complete numpty and am missing something obvious. sp;   Any help would be appreciated, I'm stuck on a page that contains a circle surrounded by 9 dots. I can't do anything. More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 22:19 on 09 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Cloverfield Gets Ever Twistier
Official trailer:   www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/hd/ More

Posted by Caster at 21:37 on 09 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Nothing To Do With Cloverfield!!!
Take a look over at "future films" thread . I have posted a link to a site with all the right answers to the puzzles ........ do it!! More

Posted by Beno at 12:26 on 09 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Nothing To Do With Cloverfield!!!
The second puzzle is confusing me no-end! I have absolutely no clue what I'm supposed to do! More

Posted by GypsyTrash at 10:57 on 09 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Nothing To Do With Cloverfield!!!
I can spell out OG then UM with the symbols for challenge 2 - but then fuck all happens... am I missing something? More

Posted by Paxton at 00:27 on 09 July 2007 | Report This Post

Nothing To Do With Cloverfield!!!
OMG! Empire, has this not been the most boring news week or what. I know it's not your fault but there isn't even any new trailers, pics etc...Okay Cloverfield was about the best news item wait no the Harry Potter 5 Premiere was.....Post your review of Harry Potter 5 pleeease!!! Its got 5 stars off news of the world and four off entertainment.ie. Ooooh its gonna be brill. Okay I don't know why I just posted this comment. Sorry!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by Filmfreak666 at 15:40 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

Not just prime, but megatron as well
Yeah, they're on megatron's face too More

Posted by connolly67 at 14:26 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

Optimus Prime's head, interesting eh?!
The symbols that are all over that weird ball thing are very similar to the three (maybe more) that are on optimus primes head! Wonder if it's a transformers tie in? More

Posted by connolly67 at 14:24 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=12281681
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.indiv idual&videoid=12281681 More

Posted by SteffanUK at 13:21 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

great copy of the trailer
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.indiv idual&videoid=12281681 More

Posted by SteffanUK at 13:15 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: the trailer
I can't do anything with these puzzles. I can't get beyond the opening page and I'm not sure if it's because it just hasn't finished loading or I'm being a complete numpty and am missing something obvious.     More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 08:04 on 08 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: the trailer
Oh god can't wait for this.  Anything think August means a full trailer? More

Posted by Caster at 20:34 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

the trailer
A monster that sounds like it escaped from the LOST island and lots of shaky camerawork...oh god i feel sick More

Posted by jak69 at 10:27 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

New movie site revealed
Check out http://www.TheParasiteMovie.com. I think that's it! More

Posted by sheliae at 08:00 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

I seriously hate challenge 4, so annoying, i couldn't take it, either throw my computer out the window or turn off, i did the latter, maybe wasn't for the best. Great advertising though. More

Posted by Ethanial at 01:07 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

Hasswaswrong
safe to say this site ain't set up by the folks that are anything to do with this movie as it's very anti-abrams and anti-massmarketing. enjoying the puzzles on the proper site though More

Posted by paulgambrill at 01:07 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
i completed 4 then gave up for food. must complete 5 later on tho! guy in video say we've got till august 1st? is that  for when the game ends (maybe more difficult puzzles to come noo) or for a new trailer/film release.  More

Posted by PyscoUno at 00:05 on 07 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
AAAAHH!  This one is doing my nut!   EDIT - just done it! More

Posted by M at 21:57 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
ORIGINAL: Cabal aka Boone **Clue** stars for a hinthanks, I got that, and the third one, now on the fourth, and its frustrating me now! **EDIT, done it...** I'm stuck there too - there must be some way of planning it - each of the 3 dots has a certain direction in relation to the purple one... sp; Well, it took me about an hour of tapping this way and that. No real planning, but it just finally fell into place that the three green dots were in the right place at the right time. More

Posted by Cabal aka Boone at 21:44 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
L: Cabal aka Boone **Clue** stars for a hint!ote] Thanks, I got that, and the third one, now on the fourth, and its frustrating me now! **EDIT, done it...** sp; I'm stuck there too - there must be some way of planning it - each of the 3 dots has a certain direction in relation to the purple one...   More

Posted by M at 21:27 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
L: M L: Cabal aka Boone L: PyscoUno still playing but i think if your stuck you can head to jayisgames.com/archives/2007/07/ethan_haas_was_right.ph pas some answers. seems to be alot like the lost arg game that was online ages ago. to those symbols that are a-z letters)ote] I'm plugging away at that damn second puzzle, with the A-Z symbols, but still not sure what im sposed to do! Aaarrrggghhh! ote] **Clue** stars for a hint!ote] Thanks, I got that, and More

Posted by Cabal aka Boone at 21:15 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: a head scratcher
L: corvis it didn't take me that long to suss out parts 1 and 2 now I'm on 3 (the one with the lights) and it''s starting to get somewhat annoying :p sp;   *Clue*                                                     Think draughts/checkers... More

Posted by M at 20:42 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
L: Cabal aka Boone L: PyscoUno still playing but i think if your stuck you can head to jayisgames.com/archives/2007/07/ethan_haas_was_right.ph pas some answers. seems to be alot like the lost arg game that was online ages ago. to those symbols that are a-z letters)ote] I'm plugging away at that damn second puzzle, with the A-Z symbols, but still not sure what im sposed to do! Aaarrrggghhh! ote]   **Clue**             &nb More

Posted by M at 20:39 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

a head scratcher
it didn't take me that long to suss out parts 1 and 2 now I'm on 3 (the one with the lights) and it''s starting to get somewhat annoying :p More

Posted by corvis at 20:32 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

a head scratcher
it didn't take me that long to suss out parts 1 and 2 now I'm on 3 (the one with the lights) and it''s starting to get somewhat annoying :p More

Posted by corvis at 20:27 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe this is fun
L: PyscoUno still playing but i think if your stuck you can head to jayisgames.com/archives/2007/07/ethan_haas_was_right.ph pas some answers. seems to be alot like the lost arg game that was online ages ago. to those symbols that are a-z letters)ote] I'm plugging away at that damn second puzzle, with the A-Z symbols, but still not sure what im sposed to do! Aaarrrggghhh! More

Posted by Cabal aka Boone at 20:25 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I have seen a bad quality version of the trailer, its very intriquing and compelling.  In the last part of the trailer, absolute hell breaks lose, fireballs, destruction, roaring? All on handheld camera. Nice   Have'nt got a scooby about the puzzles by the way! More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:52 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
Its a quality marketting campaign I agree, and the fact nobody knows shit about it in this day and age is great. But if the trailer is "all that" and all this hype building around gets you all giddie, I just cant help but feel that the film could be a crashing disappointment.  Hope to christ it aint though. More

Posted by kenada_woo at 19:45 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

If this ARG is anywhere near as fun as Nine Inch Nails year zero one, then this is gonna be gooooood!!! Cloverfield & Batman both in ARG promotions. Ooooooo More

Posted by FragileEvenstar at 19:18 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

God this is hurting my head, i emailed vann (you have to click on one of the stars) but his email doesnt really help. But his message seems to suggest this isnt a monster movie and if it is there is alot more too it! More

Posted by clarkkent at 19:17 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

hehe this is fun
still playing but i think if your stuck you can head to jayisgames.com/archives07/ethan_haas_was_right. php it has some answers. seems to be alot like the lost arg game that was online ages ago. (im up to those symbols that are a-z letters) More

Posted by PyscoUno at 18:57 on 06 July 2007 | Report This Post

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