If you have seen Transformers in theaters, you have probably gotten your first glimpse at the teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ (Mission: Impossible III, “Lost,” “Alias”) secret project at Paramount Pictures. We talked previously about the teaser here of which a bootleg was briefly posted on YouTube on Wednesday but pulled by the studio not long after.
The code name for the movie is “Cloverfield,” but Paramount is now referring to the film as “Untitled J.J. Abrams Project.” However, could the title simply be 1-18-08? A new URL is now up, 1-18-08.com, featuring a screenshot and a date stamp. The domain was registered by the studio on March 30th, long before anyone knew about the movie. The teaser ends with “From Producer J.J. Abrams” followed by “In Theaters 1-18-08.”
The Bad Robot production is co-produced by Bryan Burk (“Lost”), executive produced by Guy Riedel and Sherryl Clark, written by Drew Goodard and directed by Matt Reeves.