The JJ Abrams/Bryan Burk-produced monster movie is still in its second week, but Paramount is already hungry for more. Variety is reporting that Abrams (along with director Matt Reeves and writer Drew Goddard) is already in talks for a sequel. The low-budget scarer has already grossed over $80 Million and has yet to open in many overseas markets. So far it is the biggest movie of the year and holds the record for best January opening of all time.
The trade expects the project will be Reeves next project which he will follow up with The Invisible Woman. It is quite possible the film will at least enter pre-production before the release of Star Trek. Regardless, it is clear that Abrams and Burk are riding high at Paramount, which will only be helpful as they continue work on Trek’s big comeback.
No word yet on if any of the cast will return or if the sequel will use the same hand-held ‘eyewitness’ style of camerawork. Although entertaining, the TrekMovie.com review did note that the film is a bit short on answers and so maybe the sequel will explain what the first movie was all about.
More information at Variety.