During a recent interview with ComingSoon, Cloverfield and Batman director Matt Reeves revealed that Steven Spielberg was quite impressed with Reeves’ monster found footage film. receives a limited edition 15th anniversary 4K UHD and Blu-ray Steelbook release.
While talking about the film’s impact, Reeves discussed meeting Steven Spielberg and mentioned that the visionary cinema legend was intimidated by the 2008 film.
“Bryan Burk called me from the set Star Trekwhere [Spielberg] sat with JJ and the writers and Bryan and he said, ‘Oh hey, where’s the director from Cloverfield? I want to talk to him,” Reeves revealed. “So Bryan said, ‘You better come over to Paramount right now. Spielberg asks where you are.’ I thought, ‘Oh! Okay!’
“So I went over there and I’m just sitting there and then he turned to me and after he spoke he gave them a lot of input on the script and stuff and he was really lovely. Then he turned to me , he says, ‘Wait, so you directed Cloverfield?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ He says, “You scared the hell out of me.” And I thought, ‘Oh.’ It was great. There was no higher compliment I could receive than that. I scared Steven Spielberg. It was great.”
Cloverfield was released in 2008 and is a found footage monster movie that revolves around a group of friends who must survive a massive monster attack in New York. It would be followed by 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 and The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018.