Still no title for 1-18-08/Cloverfield

Well, JJ Abrams made his schedulded appearance at Comic Con today about 1-18-08.  He gave us very little info, but here’s a quote from the man himself:

“I want a monster movie, I’ve wanted one for so long. I was in Japan with my son and all he wanted to do is go to toy stores. And we saw all these Godzilla toys, and I thought, we need our own monster, and not King Kong, King Kong’s adorable. I wanted something that was just insane and intense. It’s almost done shooting and I watch dailies and I’m more excited for them than the trailer, which has had an overwhelming response. We have 6 months before this comes out. We’re going to have a whole bunch of things, a whole bunch more.” He said a full trailer, more clips, full posters, and much more will be coming out over the next 6 monts, including the name, which he will NOT reveal today.

“You think we’d call it Monstrous? No…”

A couple of days ago, this image of a movie poster was leaked:

Monstrous Poster

Well, today this official poster was released:

 1-18-08 official poster

Its the exact same thing, minus the word “Monstrous”.  Looks like JJ Abrams was a little upset that his poster got leaked, so he’s just denying that “Monstrous” is the title and will now change it.  Or, maybe “Monstrous” is just meant as a tag line for the movie.  Or, maybe the word “Monstrous” was just photoshopped onto the original movie poster.

Regardless, the fact remains that we learned very little about the upcoming movie today.  I guess we’ll just have to continue to wait for now.  Thanks to the guys over at and their coverage of Comic Con 2007.


3 Responses to “Still no title for 1-18-08/Cloverfield”

  1. Eddie M. Says:


    People have just assumed that because it said “1-18-08” on the movie theater screen, that this just meant it was the date of release. It IS the date of release, but it’s ALSO THE DATE THAT THE MOVIE ITSELF TAKES PLACE (proof here at official site: When the photos develop you will see the date that they were taken in the bottom right corner of each photo: 1/18/2008. You will also see time stamps in each photo: the earliest time stamp is 12:01 A (which basically means AM), and that particular photo is of the lead male arriving at the party, which basically means that the movie will focus on a 24 hour basis. The movie will end at the end of the day.

    Nice site, by the way. Yours, I mean.

  2. few4th Says:

    Thanks for the comment. I understand that the events of the movie will take place on 1/18/08, and that 1/18/08 is the release date, but I don’t think that is the actual title. Two reasons I don’t think that is the name of the movie. One is that at the end of the trailer it says “In theaters 1-18-08”. If it only said “1-18-08” and left off the “In theaters” part, then I’d be more inclined to think that was the title. The second reason I don’t think that is the title is because at Comic Con JJ Abrams said that, among other things, the actual title would be revealed in the coming months.

    Who knows though, I wouldn’t completely shocked if that ended up being the title. Thanks for checking out my site.

  3. Cloverfield Man Says:

    I thought the title was Cloverfield?

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