J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / Overnight / 1-18-08 Ending Already Spoiled?

Usually, we like to at least hear the movie's title before we know the ending. We're just sayin'.

J.J. Abrams is definitely crafty when it comes to building buzz for his projects, as we've discussed here ad nauseam for the last few weeks while breathlessly reporting the tiniest ripple of activity on Star Trek XI and Cloverfield (or Overnight or Monstrous or Ha Ha, I Ain't Telling You the Title, Film Nerds -- whatever it's really called). But is he crafty enough to leave a fake call sheet spoiling the film's ending in the hands of a dirty blogger?

He'd better hope so, because New York magazine's Vulture blog is claiming that one of its editors wandered over to Cloverfield's Manhattan set recently and lucked into a major scoop:

While we were near the film's set on the southwest corner of Central Park, a random crew member handed us something interesting: a call sheet for "day 33 of 33" of shooting that appears to give away Cloverfield's ending ? and alternate ending! Major spoilers ahead, obviously.


We aren't going to spill the beans here -- heck, we aren't even going to read the spoilers -- but if you can't resist a sneak peek at how the movie apparently ends, it's all laid out at the link below.

Source: Vulture



Peter Sciretta

We posted some photos and a few videos from the shoot of "the last scene:


Aug 9 - 11:14 AM


Han Nguyen

So in the end, Bruce Willis is shown to be dead all along. And the alternate ending is that he was actually Tyler Durden. There you have it.

Aug 9 - 11:21 AM


Carlos Monino

HAHA, it's a plant. J.J. Abrams you crafty *** hole!!!

Aug 9 - 11:25 AM

Scarborough Fair

Kyle Beaudette

jesus ziggy, did you just screw me over by blabbing 'its a plant'? if i watch that movie and find out you've just spoiled something for me, well...this is the internet and there's nothing i can do. i'll quietly curse your stupidity to myself, i guess.

Aug 9 - 11:34 AM


TJ O'Neill

It's a fake. Abrams wouldnt let something this huge just slip out. And the phone number on the call sheet is for National Lampoon. It's all a joke.

Aug 9 - 11:34 AM

Scarborough Fair

Kyle Beaudette

But maybe this is secretly the new 'Vacation' movie. National Lampoon's Murder Monster Vacation.

Aug 9 - 11:36 AM


Tom Madden

I supowse next we%u2019ll hearing fwom Mr. Giles is that wiley wascal Russell Crowe will be the villian in new Star Twek movie! Stwike him, Centuwion, vewy woughly!

Aug 9 - 11:37 AM


Rusty Baldwin

Capital B Capital S!

Aug 9 - 11:53 AM


Paul Andersen


Your Mom did it.


Obviously a plant. Anyone else see the cheese log on the call sheet? Huge give-away, despite the National Lampoon number. And who just gives out a call sheet with the ending to the press?

Aug 9 - 12:20 PM


Alsan Ali

Way to go RT for reading something before spoiling it. This article reveals absolutely nothing. Really, absolutely nothing... it names two characters and a very generic location. That's it. For all we know, there are giant bunny rabbits roaming around with the statue of liberty's head, but this article doesn't say anything.

Aug 9 - 12:23 PM


Gimy Moo

no no no!!! the title is "Shhhhh...It Happened"!!!

Aug 9 - 12:30 PM


Alec G

Cloverfield is the monster's sled.

Aug 9 - 01:15 PM


Scott Cressman

Haha, I'm pretty sure you are right on the money with the sled comment. Should have seen it all along. After searching in vain for a reason behind the monster's attacks, they reveal the burning sled. It'd be a nice twist.

Aug 31 - 01:32 PM


Jimmy Moorer

No, you won't have to worry about the supposed ending, those things are kept top secret, like in a porducers trailer or something. An script just laying around, set up for you to look like a jackass.

Aug 9 - 01:20 PM

Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Hey, we all know J.J. Abrams is a sneaky dude. I still freaking want to know what the heck the secret of the island is. And now Veronica Mars is gonna just show up??

Aug 9 - 01:52 PM


Paul Ewert

This really needs an Admiral Ackbar "IT'S A TRAP!!"

Aug 9 - 02:47 PM

Xavier Telouran

Drew Demorotski

I'd give him ten bucks if the monster wins...

Aug 9 - 04:48 PM


a m

ghostbusters 3...

Aug 11 - 11:12 AM


Scott Cressman

Haha, I'm pretty sure you are right on the money with the sled comment. Should have seen it all along. After searching in vain for a reason behind the monster's attacks, they reveal the burning sled. It'd be a nice twist.

Aug 31 - 01:32 PM


Kiasuman Kiasu

Cloverfield Ending Credits - Spoilers

At the credits ending of Cloverfield, *spoilers* the audio from the video cam says, "Help us!". But when played backwards, it says, "It's still alive!" This happens after the end credits of Cloverfield. Assuming the speaker was Rob, he suggests Cloverfield (the monster) is still alive. This also suggests a sequel for Cloverfield 2! *Spoilers*

The Japanese oil company TAGRUATO drops a satellite (Chimpanz III) into the ocean as part of viral marketing (shown at the end of the movie when Rob and Beth were on the ferris wheel). TAGRUATO works with SLUSHO (a slush company), as the main ingredient for SLUSHO is found at the satellite dropzone (deep ocean). While searching for satellite and ingredients, they woke Cloverfield (the monster).

People who were at the party in the beginning of the movie, were seen wearing SLUSHO shirts. Rob apparently was going to be the Vice President of TAGRUATO in Japan.

The main ingredient of Slusho apparently turns a tiny fish into a HUGE whale in Ganu's (he found the nectar) dream, which explains the size of Cloverfield. *Update* The main ingredient is a deep sea nectar.

*Update* Because the ingredient was discovered on the deep ocean floor, under amazing pressure and in the most extreme cold, Ganu knew he had to serve the ingredient in a near frozen state to preserve its freshness. Thus the idea of Slush (Slusho)!

For animals/fishes/insects to survive in the deepest ocean (very high boiling temperature), they naturally have very high heat resistance. This explains how Cloverfield is able to withstand numerous bombs and attacks from the army.

Cloverfield refers to the field formerly known as Central Park. Clovers are usually prone to grow at places after bombing. Thus the term "Clover" and "field" referring to park.

*Update* Slusho is a very addictive drink, with signs of steroid drug like effects. Makes people stronger, constantly happy, have happy dreams and finally... "SLUSHO makes my stomach explode with happy!!" (Remember Marlena's stomach?)

Taken directly from: http://www.cloverfieldendingcredits.com/

Jan 23 - 12:39 PM

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