Friday, January 11, 2008

Monster Attacks Coney?

J.J. Abrams' new New York City destruction-porn monster movie, 'Cloverfield,' opens next Friday, January 18th. Though the official trailer features Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and what appears to be the streets of Manhattan, the New York Post reported over the summer that at least some portion of the film (which was shot under great secrecy) takes place in Coney Island:

The movie was shot in Coney Island on the blocks contained by West Eighth Street, West 17th Street, Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk.

A small crew, including Abrams (co-creator of "Lost") and director Matt Reeves ("Felicity"), along with up-and-coming actors Blake Lively and Mike Vogel (both from "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") came into the park with hand-held video cameras.

They shot several scenes at Deno's Wonder Wheel, a scary swinging Ferris Wheel in which patrons ride in cages as they look out over Brooklyn.

CLOVERFIELD, New Theatrical Trailer! [You Tube (Blunty3000)]

- post by Ben Nadler

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and before anyone else brings up Beast from 20,000 fathoms was filmed here in Coney Island, it wasnt. Even though the movie says it died at Coney, it was filmed at a California amusement park.