Despite the fact that Matt Reeves is now a recognized director for his work in such films as The Batman or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the director cannot help but be moved when he remembers. The moment the great Steven Spielberg called to congratulate her for one of his first feature films.
As Reeves explained in an interview with ComingSoon.net, the geniuses behind sagas like Indiana Jones He performed “Dare to Death” with the 2008 film Monstrous., So the director of The Batman remembers how Spielberg himself confessed to him. “Brian Burke called me from the Star Trek set where Spielberg was with JJ Abrams and other writers.”
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,And he told me that Spielberg kept asking: “Where’s the director of monstrous, I want to talk to him.” So Brian said, “You better come over to Paramount now.” So I went over to the studio and sat in the room where Spielberg was giving some advice on how to improve the script. The truth is that he was attractive.
“And then he turns to me and says:” Are you the one who directed the demonic? “You scared me.” It was wonderful. There is no better compliment than this. I’ve managed to scare Steven Spielberg. It was something great”, recognized Reeves, who this year is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the film that started the Cloverfield saga.
A blockbuster thanks to suspense and marketing
Although Monstrous is a great horror and science fiction film, what really made it a worldwide phenomenon would later lead to two sequels, The film had a marketing campaign leading up to its release.
With the maxim of not revealing anything and keeping it a secret, the studio created A strategy based on giving clues through short trailers and images Which were uploaded on various websites, all related to Rakshasi but it did not reveal anything about the plot of the film. It generated so much anticipation that it was a bombshell when it premiered.