Monday, July 09, 2007

01-18-08 AGAIN!

I am getting tons of hits on the blog (500+ a day) with the search term "01-18-08." People really want to know what this is about. Here are a couple of links to help all you searchers out. I can't promise you'll understand any of it, but if you're coming here for info, I suppose I should provide something. Movie Trailer Ethan Haas Was Right Ethan Haas Was Wrong Ethan Haas--The Cloverfield Diaries Ain't It Cool has a letter from J.J. Abrams claiming all the Ethan Haas sites are not related to the movie. Cloverfield 1-18-08 (has video of all the trailers available at the Ethan Haas Was Right site). And finally, here's a link to a post over at Stewart's blog, 1-18-08-cloverfield, which addresses the topic and the success of the viral advertising. And please, if anyone has any special insight, please let us in on it.


Stewart Sternberg said...


crunchycarpet said...

the trailer is on Apple now..

and there is this too..

SQT said...

I've already got the movie trailer up and I can't get that other link to work. Maybe everyone else will have better luck.

Stewart Sternberg said...

Ya gotta love this stuff...

J.J. Abrams recently sent the website a note about his upcoming film Cloverfield (1/18/08). The teaser trailer for the movie premiered this weekend before Transformers.

The note reads:

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 site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us.

Our own site describes the movie as such: A giant monster movie (referred internally as Godzilla) which is shot using home video cameras from the point of view of real people who are experiencing the attack on New York City.

SQT said...

So, the Ethan Haas stuff isn't related? Or are they just saying that to try to keep the whole thing mysterious?

Stewart Sternberg said...

Morgen said...

we saw this trailer when we saw Transformers

there is a tag line "bad robot"
that might help some people, too

Stewart Sternberg said...

too much time on my hands...

Stewart Sternberg said...

morgen, bad robot is the production company. If you watch LOST you'll see it at the end of each episode.

Anonymous said...

its about an alien destroynig new york and the name of the movie is


Anonymous said...

its about an alien destroynig new york and the name of the movie is


Anonymous said...

no....JJ denied at comic con its called monstrous, and unless these ailens came from our water and clawed off the staute of liberty head its not ailens its...Gamera haha well i wish, maybe a new monster

Anonymous said...

OK.. heres some stuff to ponder... this website as you all may well know shows images and on the reverse of two of them by shaking them there is writing.

you will hear several names in the trailer.. try and put some names to faces using the names on the back of the cards.

we have jamie, j, lascano platt and robbie.

Now the card with lascano on is signed obviously by a girl called jamie.

now go to..

looks like the girl in the pic no?

now have a look at her friends and look where they all live ??

the lascano card says from rob too she has a friend called rob..

now look at his friends.. all the same no?

now robbie hawkins has a brother .. hawk.. you can tell by the messages left between themselves.. arent all the messages left between the main 7 rather wierd?
And the girlfriend in the pics.. this is lil..

click on lil.. now doesnt she look alot like the girl in the pic with 2 girls looking rather scared.. i believe shes the one on the right.

and if you ask me the girl on the left is lil's friend beth.

The 12:01am photo is of JJ giving his younger brother, Rob a hand with his drink, hence the "Dont forget who takes care of you! Love J"

now on "hawk"s myspace in his day in the life of blog he mentions "chugged a Slusho".. another reference to slusho.. ooohhh.