During a recent interview with ComingSoon, Cloverfield and The Batman Director Matt Reeves revealed that Steven Spielberg was very impressed with Reeves’ found footage monster film, which is received a limited edition 15th anniversary 4K UHD and Blu-ray Steelbook release.
While talking about the impact of the movie, Reeves talked about meeting Steven Spielberg and mentioned that the visionary cinema legend was afraid of the 2008 movie.
“Bryan Burk called me from the set of Star Trekemphasis [Spielberg] sat down with JJ and the writers and Bryan and he said, ‘Oh hey, where’s the director of Cloverfield? I want to talk to him,’” Reeves revealed. “So Bryan was like, ‘You better go to Paramount now. Spielberg asked where you were.’ I said, ‘Oh! Okay!’
“So I went over there and I was just sitting there and he turned to me and after he talked, he gave them a lot of input on the script and stuff and he was really nice. Then he turned to me, he walked away, ‘Wait, that’s what you directed Cloverfield?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘You scared the hell out of me.’ And I was like, ‘Oh.’ It was great. There is no higher compliment I can get than that. Steven Spielberg scares me. It was great.”
Cloverfield was released in 2008 and is a found footage monster movie that revolves around a group of friends who must survive a massive monster attack in New York. It was followed by 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 and The Cloverfield Paradox in 2018.