This thread is for those of you who could use a good mystery.
This was touched briefly on the 'Transformers' thread but I thought I'd just make a new thread to talk about it. It's of interest, I think. If you didn't see Transformers, you may not want to read this! I wouldn't want to spoil anything, please
But for those of you that are interested also - - - -
Before the movie Transformers, there was a preview where it didn't give you the name of the movie, just a clip via handheld digital camera. A guy named Rob walks in on a surprise going-away party with his friends. He's going to Japan the next day.
The camera moves through the party and suddenly, there has been report of an earthquake and the lights go out. The news reports of a 'loud thunderous roar' and the party members scout up to the roof.
In the background, an explosion goes off with a robotic creature roaring and throwing fireballs at buildings and in the sky. You don't see the monster, just people running away from it. Then the Statue of Liberty's head rolls off into the street and your left with only the release date (1-18-08) and J.J. Abrams' name (LOST, Mission Impossible:III).
Apparently, J.J. loves to be cryptic and to spark mysteries to audiences. This movie was his top secret project, even the casting was done in secret. Everyone working on this project was forced to keep everything quiet. Paramount has pulled off links from YouTube of the pirated movie trailer.
I think this is a fun way to impose a new monster/destruction movie. He codenames it 'Cloverfield' for some unknown reason and it's been absolutely crazy how many people dashed online trying to figure out what it is. So, I've decided to give it its own little talk-about here, if you don't mind. I think it's fun.
This is the most ingenius way of marketting, I'm sure.
Official site: 1-18-08
Rumored co-relating clue site: Rumored Viral Site
Have fun and join in!