Saturday, July 07, 2007

01-18-08

01-18-08 Now, if you are a science fiction fan, your toes should be tingling. If not....

112 comments:

SQT said...

I think I see some Cthulhu in our future.

My toes are starting to tingle.

Stewart Sternberg said...

I don't know what it is, but when I saw the trailer, my jaw dropped. This is an astonishing advertising game paramount is playing. They made them remove the trailer from youtube.

Anyone reading this, wondering what we are talking about...surf around for J.J. Abrams,Cloverleaf. No, I'm not going to provide links for you, go ahead, surf.

SQT said...

They seem to be doing a viral advertising experiment. Seems to be working.

crunchy carpets said...

Oh yah..I was blown away by the trailer....so freaking cool!!!!

Matt said...

Keep in mind that I'm clueless (and lazy) but I did some google searches and am none the wiser on this trailer. Still, I have to admit that seeing it gave me a strong enough sense of foreboding that I wanted to make peepee.

FLO said...

Couldn't it be WATCHMEN?

Carl V. said...

I thought the trailer was fantastic and hope they can manage to keep a lid on much of the details until its release.

SQT said...

I had to go back and mess with the site to get the trailer-- it is pretty cool. I also got some email message that popped up saying "I'm one you...help me?" I'm wondering if I'm supposed to send an email to get more publicity stuff. I'm not sure I want to bother though.

lurker27 said...

uncovered this, and it's legal.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/large.html

SQT said...

Thanks luker, I put it up on my new post.

absorbent said...

flo! that's it, the final scene in the watchmen! makes sense! some...

Anonymous said...

Godzilla maybe????

Anonymous said...

It's not the Watchmen. That doesn't start filming until September and doesn't come out till later in 2008. Besides, J.J. Abrams has nothing to do with Watchmen and it's being released for WB. 01-18-08 is through Paramount.

Anonymous said...

could it be godzilla?
remember at the end of the first movie there was an egg left.

James said...

Something Tells me it has to do with a comic of some kind, they are revealing the name of the movie at the Comic Con. AICN in San Diego Ca, Why would they wait untill a comic convention?

BRIAN said...

It has nothing to do with a comic book, thats just coincidence. JJ Abrams is also revealing stuff about Lost at that convention which has nothing to do with comics.

Swano said...

I like how people ar eguessing on wha tit might be and other people are saying "It's Not" this or that.... really, I don't think anyone has any more knowledge then what we've seen. It could be anything. Besides, it's obviously Gigantor! :p (Thats a joke, I really don't know what it is)

Anonymous said...

The whole Ethan Haas was right site has gotten me very confused. It has stuff with something to do with Cassiopeia. At this point no one has really any real proof what it is, perhaps it is an alien or something completely different than what we would think. I at first thought it might have been Cthulhu, but it doesn't seem something that would be as exciting as something new.

Anonymous said...

bahaha!!!

all of you are silly...


even though I am sworn to secrecy I CAN say that you are all wrong..

SQT said...

Well anonymous, we may be silly, but since you're going by anonymous we have no reason to believe a word you say.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone hear the word "lion" in the trailer? I got one word for you...VOLTRON!!!

Marty said...

Swano, not to deflate your amusement, but while few people outside the production have "knowledge" about what 01-18-08 is about, there is available information about upcoming films and also licensing deals through which a reasonable person can discount offered possibilities. I guess if you find reasoning amusing, whatever floats your boat, hoss.

For example, someone suggests Godzilla, and that can't be because Paramount and Bad Robot don't have the Godzilla license (and if you think the Godzilla American license could be "secretly" transferred by Toho from SONY to Paramount without public knowledge, you're unfamiliar with the Godzilla fanbase around the world ... also unaware of how bound up TOHO is with other partners like SONY for DVD distribution of the existing Godzilla catalog).

Watchman was discounted because the names involved in this project simply don't match up with the names signed so far to Watchman, and if you think Watchman could pull someone like Abrams on board without the fan community getting an ear of that first, you really underestimate the dedication of established fan bases.

Cthulhu remains a possibility, but I'd say a really remote one. If it is, I'd be very dissappointed. Cthulhu isn't really a Godzilla. Yeah, it's big and powerful, but according to the Lovecraft and derived Mythos canon, when Cthulhu rises the very fabric of reality changes and the real damage done to humanity isn't so much the physical transformation of the universe but more the "psychic" blow that comes from said reality shredding more than anything else. Doing a Cthulhu movie as some big monster knocking down buildings just ain't doing it right. If that was the case they'd have been better to leave Cthulhu out of it and just called the movie "Attack of Squid Head."

Lastly, why would a marketer be secretive and offer no obvious clues if the film features a "known monster" or creative property with a following? Just seems counterintuitive to not drop an obvious hint to the fan base, even if you're just teasing at this point.

My theory: classic Abrams misdirection/let down. There is no monster, and everyone in the film is just freaking out on bad X dropped in the water supply before a CIA sponsored fireworks show. The camera isn't a camera but a "brain rig" recording the witnesses hallucinations. Oh, everyone's a cylon too.

Anonymous said...

Lost movie

Anonymous said...

By the photos on the 01-18-08 site, the destruction seems to begin at midnight. Notice Rob is taking a shot at 12:01 and the pictures of panic and destruction are time stamped by 12:36.

Take that for what its worth(nothing really). Perhaps a cosmic awakening, maybe a mere arbitrary coincidence, maybe a way to cheese snoopers off track.

Anonymous said...

it maybe a godzilla sequel, the roar is simular, the scratch marks on the statue of liberty and the secenoiry

nihilogic said...

If you look at the picture it shows a scratch on the statue of liberty, but since the claws slash in an upwards direction it could imply that either the "creature" is really big or it can fly.

The building in the background shares a similar mark. The lower destruction by the water doesn't support this however unless the "creature" dragged something from the water and threw it into the building or something of that sort.

The helicopters definitely prove it is something they want to find that they view as a threat. Feel free to elaborate on my interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have a couple of "theories" and some hae not been put on here yet. First of all my first thought was that since it was the main trailer of transformers, maybe transformers 2? I also thought maybe it was the new hulk movie, but i dont think so since marvel has nothing to do with it. Since its in NY and there is an explosion, maybe a Heroes movie. I have no idea what it is but its bugging the hell out of me

SQT said...

I just saw this trailer again in the movie theatre. A couple things I noticed. The explosion comes from the ground up, not from above. There is definitely a growling sound, something kind of organic I guess you could say. And there are a few early references to Japan-- the guy they're giving the party for is going to Japan. That may be totally irrelevant, but maybe it's a clue to the fact that it's Godzilla.

Also, it depends on whether you believe J.J. Abrams is telling you the truth about the Ethanhaaswasright site. If it's just more misdirection, then it could lead back to a movie about Cthulu. I'm hoping for that. It could be very interesting if it is.

Anonymous said...

Personally I'd have a guess as to say this is Voltron. There has been a lot of speculation about this movie lately, and the guy at the beginning was even going to Japan -- isn't Voltron a japanese thingy? Prolly a hint or sumit!

sweet lou said...

I think is godzilla!...and if you think thats wrong then what do you think it could be..

Helen said...

I honestly think it's either Cthulhu or Voltron. I mean, judging by the poster theres claws slashed across the Statue of Liberty, it would definetly have to have claws. the Cthulhu has said to have claws, it can swim, and it has wings. and for the statue of liberty's head to end up that far, it would either of had to be tossed by something mechanical (Voltron) or been taken and thrown from up high (Cthulhu). It seems that it's something Japanese related because even the guy was going to Japan, so maybe Voltron. and J.J Abrams did speak about this movie at the Comic Con. Maybe that's related of some sort? And when there was the roar, i don't know if it's just me, but i couldn't get over the fact of how much it was similar to the roar of a lion (once again COULD be Voltron). On the ethanhaaswasright web site, it did talk about Cassiopeia and Stars which one of the anonymous posters did mention, maybe some sort of thing from the universe? once again, VOLTRON or it could as well be Cthulhu. I could very well be wrong about both but those just seem to say something to me... both of them seem very convincing that they could be an option for this movie. But, i have to say that voltron isn't exactly a ''MONSTER'' type like Godzilla, i would imagine Cthulhu as more of a monster. but WHO KNOWS at this point. if anyone has anything to reply to this, please do i'll check back in a while.

SQT said...

Nothing in the trailer makes me think it's Voltron straight off, but that doesn't mean anything.

I'm pretty sure the Ethan Haas sites are claiming a Cthulhu connection. I've read elsewhere that the writing on the spaceships comes from the Cthulhu stories. So the main question is whether or not J.J. Abrams is telling the truth when he says the movie is not related to those sites.

Craig said...

Take a look, really want to find out whats going on as does everyone else, and nearly had me beliving the Cthulhu stuff..... until i found this www.cthulhuthemovie.com already movie being made, now the monster doesnt appear itself looks more like a possesion thing, take a look, could abrams still use it?!?!? doubtfull

Eddie said...

I'm not sure if this is already known but I posted on http://about01-18-08.blogspot.com/ about what to do with the pictures on the official website.

Lucas said...

1. GodZilla which in my opinion sound pretty much what it is. Come from the waters, bill ball of fire coming from maybe from his mouth cause you can see it is not a normal standard fire. The roar, the scratch mark on the statue. Evidence are pointed toward Godzilla.
2. If not Godzilla, then it is the come back of the Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman. She in her menopause and she piss. guest star: Daryl Hannah
3. OR and last they made a movie from the commercial of Pepto-Bismal the giants are coming back for more.

Anonymous said...

Look it's obviously not Voltron. In terms of story, Voltron is from the end of the galaxy, not some Japanese military creation so that has no tie to it.

Also, Voltron is good so why would it be destroying cities? And if you say oh that's the enemy and Voltron will save the day...what sense does that make to show a trailer that actually has nothing to do with the movie.

Im not involved so I can't say 100%, but I can say it's 99.9% not Voltron.

Anonymous said...

Fans of Narnia, listen carefully- "a roaring sound", "It's shaking, its like tremmors", "It's a Lion, its huge", "Oh my God". How about Aslan returning to judge a sinful NYC and bringing final judgement to the earth? Claw marks on the SOL, returning from the east, occurs during a alcohol-fueled party, etc. Some of this may be reaching, but if you read the Chronicles from start to finish, it is all there.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw the trailer I immediately thought Godzilla...but I'm not so sure anymore. It is definitely some sort of monster; I read somewhere that it is being called "the parasite" whatever that means. Also, the fact that someone says "It's alive! It's huge!" indicates a monster movie. But whatever kind of monster it is, it looks kick-ass. I can't wait to see it!

SQT said...

Anon, there's already a new Narnia installment, Prince Caspian, due out in May 08.

Anonymous said...

In the trailer they mention that it is a lion ... i have no idea what that means.. makes no sence to be a giant lion attacking the city... anyone have any ideas???so i doubt it is godzilla, becaseu of the Lion reference...

Anonymous said...

Both Caspian and Dawn Treader are currently in production, but who is to say that some "rouge" Narnia type spinoff cannot happen? That would require a hush-hush agreement between Disney and Paramount I would imagine, as well as the blessing of Lewis' estate. That said, how many different styles of Batman and Superman have we seen? Aslan in fact "led" the attack on the village of Beruna in Caspian, so there is precedent for that type of event. Explain the DIRECT reference to a lion without similar conjecture...

Anonymous said...

I honestly think it's Voltron or something of the like. The audio isn't the best quality (not that it would be from a camcorder or the like) but it definitely sounds more like "It's a lion; it's huge" than "It's alive; it's huge." Saying that something you've never seen before is alive really doesn't make any sense if you think about it.

If you pause the trailer in the right frame you can see Rob's friend's shirt with Slusho on it. At slusho.jp you can go into the flavors link and choose from the 6 robot "flavors" and combine them to form a new flavor (Voltron could do the same in one of the series; different combos would form different specialties). And Slusho is a made-up drink from Alias (a JJ Abrams produced series).

As for the Cthulhu theory, aspects seem to fit, but I agree with a previous post: it just doesn't seem to be his style to rampage through NYC.

And I did read somewhere that this is not a remake or a sequel of any movie; this would leave out Godzilla. And I would be highly disappointed if all this secrecy and hype was building up to that.

--K

Whitey Was Right said...

For real...it's either a Godzilla, a Gamera Movie or.....remember that cartoon from Japan back in the late 70'-80's Gai King; The Space Dragon...yeah it's him and the crew they crash to earth while fighting some other robot monster.

Thats some food for thought !

Anonymous said...

Well, Godzilla makes sense in the fact that there were claw marks, the japan reference and all that..and sense they say "its alive, its huge" that maybe they thought it was dead and now it is back or something..?

but the Voltron thing? I mean.. why would someone say "its alive, its huge" or "its a lion, its huge" if it is a giant robot or even a Cthulhu for that matter. Saying it is alive and huge means they could have possibly seein it before and I doubt that.

Maybe it is a Chimera? I mean, head of a lion, body of a goat, tale of a snake.. Okay that is a long shot but I thought I would put the idea out there.

the idea of it being about Cassiopeia is odd though then seen in the trailer. I mean.. she was a vain queen.. how would that have anything to do with claw marks, fire, roaring and the phrase.. "its alive, its huge" or "its a lion, its huge".

Honestly if it is "its a lion, its huge" then it has something to do with a Lion.. and I doubt it has ANYTHING to do with Narnia.. I really do.

But if it is "its alive, its huge" then it makes it sound like they have seen or heard of something like this before but thought it was gone or dead or something like that.

Out of any of the choices I have heard on here, Godzilla makes the most sense. I am not saying it is.. but it makes more sense then anything else I have heard.

Anonymous said...

i think it is godzilla

Anonymous said...

the trailer is amazing it is going to be a great film whatever it is.

Anonymous said...

I think this has something to do with the number 27 when you add 01+18+8 you get 27. Google the number 27 and you 'll find some interesting stuff. There are 27 books in the New Testament.

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them

End of the world movie, probably wont have a happy ending. I think no one will survive and we will all be shocked.

Uncle Fishbits said...

It is Rampage the movie. 3 distinct roars. And it says "It's *ALIVE*" not It's a lion.

Godzilla is not in pre-production, and the licenses aren't up till 2011, and Paramount doesn't have it.

It's not Voltron... it is something *new*.

Who knows. fun tho.

Anonymous said...

"But if it is 'its alive, its huge' then it makes it sound like they have seen or heard of something like this before but thought it was gone or dead or something like that."

i agree; i don't think that would make any sense unless they knew of/seen this thing before. but i agree, it looks interesting, and it'll definitely keep people guessing

Anonymous said...

Download the quicktime trailer and listen at 1:20

On the street a male voice says "I saw it! It's a lion! It's huge!"

Unmistakable.

Anonymous said...

I heard the lion comment too...

Anonymous said...

Hahhahahah Rampage; that would be awesome.

SQT said...

I'm with the group that thinks they're saying "it's alive."

Anonymous said...

OK it definatly says "it's alive", this voltron guess is a joke lol ITS NOT GODZILLA people read other peoples posts b4 you try and say it is because they are right it IS NOT godzilla.
People saying its a giant lion lol does it sound like a lion ? and the marks on the statue of liberty's head i mean that could be anything she takes a pretty good beating on her way to the street maybe that did it? the whole idea of all the misdirection is to keep people busy like they are, guessing on what it could be by 1 trailer which gives nothing but the possibility to make tonnes of guesses a few photos with writing on the reverse which means nothing - just wastes (gives them) more time and some fake web-sites and missleading associations to other sites to throw you all off.
they have set the ball in motion and you are all keeping it rolling until the film is released, clever if you ask me.. keeps people online trying to figure it out giving you the idea that its possible when its not and then you'll all be supprised when it comes out that you were way off.
im positive ;) itll be a great film but all this is to keep people from looking where they dont want you to look, and keeping you looking through what they want you to look by making you feel that they dont want you to look where they do want you to look, gives you the impression that theres something there they dont want you to see.. no?.. but there isnt.

some of you might be getting close tho.

Anonymous said...

OK.. heres some stuff to ponder...

http://www.1-18-08.com/ 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..
http://www.myspace.com/jamielascano

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..

http://www.myspace.com/robbyhawkins

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.

I think theres alot to learn from here im not going into it all but i think im onto something..

u like ? >:)

Anonymous said...

AND HUD is Hudson Platt! aka platt

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention Hud.
His myspace page asks "who's your favourite x-men character and why?"
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=201294483&blogID=295294955

It contains quite a few pictures of X-men.

Isn't this stuff copyrighted?
Fair enough we all use copyrighted material but for an obvious viral publicity campaign this fake myspace page is being used for, wouldn't you require permission to display these pictures?

Anonymous said...

There have been movies before that HAVE name and left you guessing because of the trailer that left no clue what the movie was about.. I think you people are seriously putting to much brainwork into this and must have a lot of free time, esp the person who did all that site work..

Just enjoy the suspence and wait until the movie comes out.. jeez.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with spending time doing a little, harmless detective work? It's not as though people are spending every waking hour on this thing.
I find this fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Alright everyone I figured it out, The movie will be a POV movie so we will never see the monster. We will never see the monster, it will be left to our imagination. Everyone is trying to figure out if it will be Voltron or Rampage or a new Godzilla, we will hear all the sounds and see all the destruction but we will never see the monster. What does everyone think about that?

Anonymous said...

It's Godzilla. Look at the picture on www.apple.com/trailers, there are marks of claws on the buildings and traces of something has been swimming in the water.

swano said...

I got this from IMDB....the last part....not godzilla. Good lord. considering they butchered Godzilla a few years back I don't thinkn TOHO will let them try it again.

J.J. Abrams has been - as one would expect - purposefully evasive and ambiguous on this point. Although he is now frequently misquoted as saying he is "not doing a Godzilla film," he has not been that definitive on the details. He mentioned Godzilla and King Kong during his brief speech at this year's ComicCon, referred to them as (among other things) "adorable," and then stated he wanted to create a really "insane" monster. Even though his comments do not exclude a Godzilla re-boot (as opposed to a sequel or remake), popular opinion is that he is creating a totally original monster.

And considering TOHO and Sony own the rights to Godizlla (AKA Gojira) and will not be making a remake / sequel until 2013, it is highly unlikely.

Helen said...

the girl said ''what is it, is it comming this way?'' and he responded back ''its alive! it's huge''. but when i went over it a few times and imagined it in both lion, and alive it could really be both. but since he said he saw it, he would have told her what it is. so maybe he did say its a lion its huge!

and whether they're saying its alive its huge or its a lion its huge, maybe its to indicate that its something thats not mechanical,
but an actual monster. because something mechanical like Voltron doesnt seem to fit the ''alive'' or
''monster'' thing. it doesnt have to mean they've neccesairily seen it before and for it to have died
for them to say it's alive.

whatever it is, when i heard that first roar when they were in the building, that gave me the chills.

if i could imagine anything that was giving that exact noise it would be Cthulhu. That would make a GREAT monster.

Anonymous said...

ok first....i heard on DC101.1 (a maryland rock station) that due to the success of the transformers moveie, that someone (it didnt say who) was going to be making a voltron movie. there was nothing about 01-18-08. you can call the radio station if you dont believe me. they said it sometime last week. maybe the 13th or 14th.
second, i have a coworker who's son is currently apart of the 01-18-08 filming. i dont know how he's involved exactly since he's not allowed to talk about it. he even signed a contract that said he had to keep all information confidential. His name is kevin black, and no, i didnt find anything that proves he's apart of Cloverfield. i just have what he said. the only thing im pretty sure about is that it will be a completely original movie (no remakes, sequels, prequels, etc.)and that it will be filmed in 13 locations across the US. also i think they are currently filming in texas. if i find out anything else ill try and post it.

Anonymous said...

I like how so many people assume this movie is a remake or adaptation of something that already exists. Is that what making movies has come to? No more originality, nothing new, we'll just rework something someone else already came up with years ago.

Anonymous said...

i think its gotta be godzilla
the noise of the " animal " as they call it is exactly like godzilla's, well the american's 1998 version anyways
plus on the movies web site you can clearly see claww marks on the statue of libertys back, indication to something very silmilar to godzilla's claw marks in the

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, will people stop saying it's Godzilla? Seriously can't you people read? It is 100%, guaranteed, not Godzilla. They don't have the rights to make it, and it's way too contrived for J. J. Abrams.

It's almost certainly something new, but not Godzilla. Do I need to say it again? NOT GODZILLA!

But what about the claw marks...? Kittens have claws too, does that mean it's a giant kitten rampaging through NYC? No, it doesn't (although that would be an awesome movie)

But what about the roar...? First off, it doesn't sound like Godzilla to me, second, a giant kitten would also produce a pretty mean sounding roar.

jimmy said...

I absolutely agree with the few comments right before this that say it's gotta be something original. I mean, are you people kidding me? It's a sad comment on our imaginary abilities that so many assume this movie is going to be about something that's been done before.

"Rogue Narnia" movie? Are you effing kidding me?! If I were JJ Abrams or anyone connected with this film, I'd be having a big ol' belly laugh right now about all the Voltron theorists arguing with the Godzilla theorists.

ZOMG!!11! This moovie looks so awesome!1one! I bet it's Aquaman vs. Superman, just like Seth Green set up in first season of Robot Chicken!1!onehundredeleven!1

Ooh! Or I bet it's another movie about The Doors!! Except this time, Jim Morrison is 200-feet tall and about to go medieval on New York City because somebody took away his dumptruck full of hash!1eleventy! COME ON JJ ABRAMS, LITE MAH FIRE!

Idiots.

Mongo said...

Best description so far - Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla. I'm betting we may not see the 'monster' at all but everything around it. I think I read that the whole thing was made for like $30 million only?!

Anonymous said...

Okay I would be pretty freakin' pissed if we don't get to see the monster at all. I mean come on. He said he wants to make a huge monster movie and then when it comes out not even show the 'monster'? That would be pretty crappy thing for him to do.

Anonymous said...

i agree i think its something completely new. DEFINETLY NOT GODZILLA!

monstermoviefan said...

CTHULHU!

NS said...

if its a movie about the end of the world, and everyone dies in the end, that would be the best movie ever. we never get to have a movie like that.. i would loved to be shocked :)

Anonymous said...

I would love for the movie to have an ending like that. Everyone dies no one survives in Manhattan, that would be the great, finally a movie without a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

That'd be cool. Like Blair Witch. I'd be the only guy at the movie with a smile on his face surrounded by people who want their money back!
I wonder if I can say 'not godzilla' and the next post after mine will say 'it's godzilla...claw marks...noise... etc.."!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that this link is part of the plot?

http://www.slusho.jp/

Anonymous said...

im not really sure if its just me, just wasting time looking at the trailer again, it looks like you can see something in the fog when the statue of libertys head gets tossed about. it needs to be a clear trailer though

Nysson said...

Okay, I'm not here to discount any theories and say anyone is wrong. Nor am I actively pursuing what this movie is about, it's more of an idle curiosity for me. However, I did do the Ethan Haas was Right site a month or so ago shortly after it was reported on comingsoon.net.

The thing that I seem to recall from doing that site and the short video clips is that the panicy, shadowy guy mentioned something about us discounting them as legends and myths. I would have to go back and work the puzzles again to make sure, but I'm not that worried about and I'll leave that bit of investigating to someone else. But that comment right there makes me thing that the monster might be more than one and that it could very well be something from some sort of ancient mythology, whether Greek or Egyptian or Chinese or some other mythos.

I don't think it would be a dragon movie as that's already been done in Reign of Fire and another upcoming movie about oriental dragons (don't recall the name).

The 'fact' that this movie seems to be taking place in several locations around the US would also suggest that there is more than one monster we're dealing with, unless this monster is indeed possessed with some means of flight or is extremely fast.

For me personally, I can't get the feeling out of my mind that we're about to be re-visited by the monsters of ancient Greek mythology or even the Gods or Titans. But that's just my own feelings. Take it as you will.

silver samurai said...

The guy clearly says it's alive and it's huge...theres no mistake...also could very well be godzilla...the last one really sucked...this is what I would expect...JJ Abrams and TOHO may be trying to run this pasy everyone... even the fan groups...there are too many tips which lead to this summation...bout time godzilla showed up on the big screen as something other than ajapanese guy in a rubber suit and kicked some, well you get the picture...either wau its gonna be good!!!

Peter said...

Argh!!! I don't mean to be offensive silver samurai, but are you f**king stupid?!

Read the rest of the f**king comments before posting your idea, suprisingly you're not the only one to have it, and it's already been discounted (pretty much the only idea that has been completely discounted).

It's not that hard to read those comments you know...and even if it is getting a bit long now, maybe Ctrl+F 'godzilla' would have stopped you sounding completely retarded?

I don't usually flame like this, but I've been reading these comments for a while now and it's like watching lemmings fall off a cliff...

Let's make this nice and clear:
01-18-08 IS NOT GODZILLA, PARAMOUNT DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHTS TO MAKE A GODZILLA MOVIE, AND THERE'S NO WAY THE RIGHTS ON SUCH A BIG IP COULD HAVE CHANGED HANDS WITHOUT IT BEING WIDELY REPORTED

SQT said...

Peter, you might be overreacting. A tad.

Peter said...

I'm sorry, but it really annoys me when people don't bother to read things, I'll happily take back the comments about being stupid though.

It's enfuriating when people don't take the time to simply read, especially in this instance where a simple page search would have made it clear to him that his idea (unforunately for him) was wrong.

I hope I didn't cause offence, but I hope I did teach you a lesson.

jonnytheshirt said...

Ooh I could crush a grape..the excitment..best PR since Blair witch..in ref to above comment regarding Myspace - interesting stuff and lookie at the comments on jamielascano's page *Next time you really should give the dinosaurs a chance. * and * HOW COULD YOU DESTROY THE DINOSAURS?! It's ok I forgive you. * and * We all need a hero but dinosaurs just wanna have fun!
* plus refs to other possible elements of the movie *Girl! You were out of control this weekend! We need to compare notes on Sat night, I have some holes I need filled in. How did we get home?! * and refernces to sea quest, the ocean and sea type stuff. DINOSAURS FROM THE DEEP? yep dinosaurs were dead so "ITS ALIVE!" makes sense wouldnt you be surprised to see one alive never mid tearing the head offa the statue of liberty? ;)

jonnytheshirt said...

PS the whole ethanhaass belonged to an online MMORPG now launched

jonnytheshirt said...

Last comment - this My space stuff could be a load of tiddle yet the 7 main friends are always there as noted above. The comments are sometimes utterly random in subject, as stated in my previous comment. And in Beth's page is it coincidence she is heavy into everything surf ( sea reference agains ) and her song is kylie minogues title "Come into my world"....And finally jamie's About me is *I destroyed the dinosaurs. I'm really sorry. They just wouldn't listen! *

sciencefictionlover said...

when is the new trailer coming out? i'm getting impatient! i know it might not be for a while seeing as they're playing this advertising game.. its just so frusterating!

Andy said...

If you all go to google and type in slusho you will see that the movie is called "The Beast" form 20,000 leagues under the sea.

sciencefictionlover said...

that can't be the movie..

it has to be something NEW he said.

and besides that seems sort of dull?

a dinosaur like monster unfreezing and coming to new york, wow.

i heard theres more than one monster and they're all new which means that this isnt a remake.

sciencefictionlover said...

MY THEORY: Behemoth [land], Leviathan [water] , Ziz [air]

plus its to do with greek gods and stuff which reminds me of ethanhaas. that would make a SICK movie :)

comment this back i wanna know what you guys think

Hoggarth said...

www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml86/86070.html

Check this out.....could be nothing. Lion Voltron toys made in Japan, recalled due to 'lead poisoning'. My son said it sounds like a whale. Look on the Slusho site, the history tells of a scientisit 'gone worng', The Marvel character 'Orka' and Doctor dORCAs who when he dies was 'transformed' into a robot by the whales and see creatres he 'rules', he has an undewater lab! Look at the trailer poster.....something from the air....the Robot Dr dORCAs and from the pattern on the water, somethng from the sea?? Whales. There is this Slusho site, the Jellyfish has a Hammer? -Hammerhead shark. This was the arch enemy of Dr dORCAs, just my mind or is it a film about a virus that takes over a 'mad scientist' and transforms him, whales, the city flooding?

Hoggarth said...

The Slusho site does also mention virus' and the like........I do honestly think its along the lines of something underwater. BTW google 'Lion Voltron' (Voltron is a robot) go on Images....Look at the call back fr Lion Voltron figures, its made up from 5 lions, could be why she screams 'lion'?

spartacus96 said...

i totaly say that it is from a book based off of the apocolypse. in dantes inferno there was a LION she-wolf and lepord or however you spell it. it comes from the ground up so it could be from hell... there is a book about hell coming out of new york city and destroying humanity. everybody says a virus well isnt one of the wraths of God a disease? well maybe im crazy but thats what i say it is

Toast said...

my theory abouts this is that there is a large roar, big explosion the i'm prety sure no biological life form can make, now i watched the trailer many times and the head of SOL was thrown if you look closer the head is going up and down like some one throwing a ball or it's been shout out of the creatures mouth, hard to tell cause of the darkness.

Now the line it's a lion it's alive really means nothing cause it's dark and you can't really see the detail of anything really well so that line it's alive could mean that the guy hasn't looked closer, people panic also can make poeple see/assume things, the claw marks where the head was on SOL could also be teeth marks the creature might have a bill shaped head like dragons and the teeth are digging to rip it off.
to be sure if this movie is related go get godzilla movie and get all the names of the news company's, and compare em to movie company name in the trailer. but i can't be sure on that cause of some movies have the same company names mainly cause of no copyright laws on them.

thats about what i think

monolog said...

it's not Cthulhu.

http://cthulhuthemovie.com/

MICHAEL said...

When the fireballs come out of the explosion, they are heading straight towards the guy with the camera. But, then he turns around (to his right) almost 180 degrees, and fireballs hit in front of him, coming from a different angle. More than one explosion? More than one monster? How dat happen?

SUPER-GIRL said...

Right.. This Is What I Believe And Think. On The Trailer You DEFINATELY Hear A Man Shout "I Saw It, Its A Lion. Its Huge" So They Are Giving Us A Pretty Big Hint Thats Its A Lion. Secondly.. I 100% Know Its NOT GODZILLA But When A Man Shouts "Oh My God! Oh My God!" Dont You Think It Sounds Like A Man From A Scene In Godzilla ?? But Once I Saw This Trailer I Was NON - STOP Trying To Figure Out What The Creature Was Or What The Film Was About. Also On The Website www.01.18.08.com after about 10minss, you will hear a huge roaring sound.. It doesnt sound like a lion but who knows... If i find out anymore.. Ill keep you posted.. =)

SUPER-GIRL said...

Oh && Check On On One Of The Pics On The Website. Looks Like A Creature Inbetween The Two Girls =| FREAKKYYY

Matt said...

It's definitely not going to be Voltron. That movie is already in the works and not due until 2009 or 2010. Google Voltron movie and you'll get the info.

Ajian said...

on the site 1-18-08.com pull each picture and make it in front of the others then shake it with your mouse......also check out "JamieAndTeddy.com" password: jllovesth ......this is also related; "Tagruato Corp is a deep sea petroleum drilling company based out of Japan with industry related subsidiaries."...try this website and read the latest posts carefully...!http://community.livejournal.com/011808/

SUPER-GIRL said...

http://1182008.com/

NOW THAT is scary && kind off freaky . also check this out
http://1182008.com/index.htm


Literally This Film Is Gonna Be HUGE.. Hope Its Not Pants Tho

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Vonne said...

Why are people focusing just on Godzilla. If this does have its roots in Japanese monster movies - why rule out favourites such as Mothra or Rodan?

This could be a means to have another "classical' Japanese monster turn up for a chance at another 'classical' meet-up of Japanese monsters.

(At least I'm hoping so!)

Cheers,

K'Tara

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Rodan said...

I like the theory about Rodan, 3 claw marks interesting...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodan

or

1) Lockness Monster
2) Alien space monster
3) Any mythological past and present creature
4) Statue of liberty came to life ripped thru it's shell and pwning noobs in nyc.

Rodan said...

The party is for sending away Rob who is short for (Robot)and lots of references to Japan. JJ also has the Bad Robot chasing around the boy after the paramount intro.

It's alive it's huge would fit a robot, coming alive. 01 is also binary code, with the next sequence being 18, 8 being malfunction? then 08, so we have offon, onmalfunction, offmalfunction.

Rodan said...

I think I figured it out...the object was once inanimate, "It's ALIVE and it's HUGE and the events happen after midnight. 3 Claws.

GARGOYLES?

James said...

Maybe J.J. saw Fantastic Four 2 and was so ashamed of his fellow movie makers that he wanted to do a movie that REALLY had Galactus in it.

Damn cloud. Worst let down in movie history.

Cabal said...

with all the comic/cartoon to big screen i wonder does anyone remember Zoids? I had a big Lion thing when i was a kid, at least i think it was a lion. Has Abrams got any links with Zoids?? i wonder

alex said...

i've got an idea, seen all the net stuff.
right, its some sort of sea creature, probably a giant lizard (not godzilla, but close enough). theres a made up drink called slusho, which a contains a special ingridient which makes it taste so good, a 'sea nectar'(check the slucho site), the company that makes said drink, are also involved in deep sea drilling (slusho is also the name of some deep sea drilling machinery), this company is Japanese (more Godzilla inspiration). this company has recently started work near New York (all info from the various official sites}.
So my conclusion is that its some sort of sea creature thats 'awakened' by the drilling and wreaks havoc on the city, and possibly has something to do with the sea nectar. what do you think?

sparkyx said...

ok i dont kno if anyone is going to read this
but as weird as it may seem some people thinks its power rangers.. a remake of the original.
someone said back in '05 that jj mentioned something about remakes and power rangers being involved i guess..
im not too sure about this
but does anyone remember how the creature in power rangers can go from really big to fittin in th crowd? and notice in the pic of the two girls terrified there is something in between them, that resembles one of the villans from power rangers...
and the roaring... it could be the zords?
the thing coming out of water didnt one of the zords emerge from water? and why would the trail of water in the poster be moving but the copters are lookin for something? is it cuz it can change size
and i heard that in the beowulf premiere they showed some more of the movie and a quick glimpse of what could have been the monster..
and also one of the army men said "i dont kno what it is but it looks like its winning"
what is it winning?
the battle against the mega zord
and also, i didnt hear it cuz i wasnt payin that much attention but someone was screaming out "wheres jason?"
does anyone re call jason being the red ranger? and on the site 01-18-08.com if you flip the picture of one guy giving a drink to rob on the back it says somethin about i got your back, love j. j for jason? and he was gone cuz he might have been morphing into a power ranger...
idk
it sounds stupid typing it... but its a possibility...
i honestly dont think the asians have anything to do wit it, jus to kinda throw people off.. and think of course... oh no screaming asians, mass destruction, GODZILLA...
idk... you tell me!

sparkyx said...

ok i dont kno if anyone is going to read this
but as weird as it may seem some people thinks its power rangers.. a remake of the original.
someone said back in '05 that jj mentioned something about remakes and power rangers being involved i guess..
im not too sure about this
but does anyone remember how the creature in power rangers can go from really big to fittin in th crowd? and notice in the pic of the two girls terrified there is something in between them, that resembles one of the villans from power rangers...
and the roaring... it could be the zords?
the thing coming out of water didnt one of the zords emerge from water? and why would the trail of water in the poster be moving but the copters are lookin for something? is it cuz it can change size
and i heard that in the beowulf premiere they showed some more of the movie and a quick glimpse of what could have been the monster..
and also one of the army men said "i dont kno what it is but it looks like its winning"
what is it winning?
the battle against the mega zord
and also, i didnt hear it cuz i wasnt payin that much attention but someone was screaming out "wheres jason?"
does anyone re call jason being the red ranger? and on the site 01-18-08.com if you flip the picture of one guy giving a drink to rob on the back it says somethin about i got your back, love j. j for jason? and he was gone cuz he might have been morphing into a power ranger...
idk
it sounds stupid typing it... but its a possibility...
i honestly dont think the asians have anything to do wit it, jus to kinda throw people off.. and think of course... oh no screaming asians, mass destruction, GODZILLA...
idk... you tell me!