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Abrams Responds to 1-18-08, aka 'Cloverfield'

Published July 10, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
1-18-08 1-18-08

You asked for it -- more Cloverfield, or is it 1-18-08, updates.

Abrams Claims Cloverfield, 1-18-08, Sites Not Exactly Official... But are They?


It's official, JJ Abrams loves f**kin' with us. The producer recently reported in to AICN with this to say:

Regarding the online stuff you posted: yeah, we're doing some fun stuff on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn't kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat's about what's online? So as you can imagine, we're focusing mostly on THAT. For what it's worth, the only site of ours that people have even FOUND is the 1-18-08.com site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us.

So the Ethan Haas sites aren't real?... Even though people have found ways that they relate? Let's put this claim to the test!



1-18-08 Screenshot from the trailer. Notice the zoomed shirt.

OK, now we are really reaching, but check out what 'Joel' discovered:

You may have heard reports that Cloverfield was being internally referred to as 'Slusho', the name of a drink on Alias. A former crew member had this to say, via Cinematical:

"The ID tags for the shoot on the trucks say "Slusho: You can't eat more than 6" and a drawing of a slurpee-like drink."

And on Ethan Haas:

"kinda makes sense (to me at least) from some of the dialogue I've heard."

Going back to Slusho, some hawk-eyed fans noticed a character in the trailer, at 00:52 was wearing a Slusho shirt. I've attached a screencap (shown above).

The new site out of all of this, slusho.com, features the exact same logo as on the shirt, and the same tagline on the ID tags. This site is extremely weird, but there is a clear connection to the film...

Clicking on the 'History' link brings up a short backstory, possibly providing some information for the film.


I checked out the site, didn't find much; maybe you will have better luck.

1-18-08 opens to theaters on 1-18-08.

Movie page coming soon.

Stay tuned for updates.

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