Since Paramount and producer J.J. Abrams refuse to unleash any further details regarding Cloverfield, all we're left with are these weird promotional websites and this brand new spy report from the set. Since I take everything with a grain of salt, I'll advise you to do the same -- although the spy (most likely a production assistant of sorts) seems to know what he/she is talking about. Turns out we're not the only ones who don't know what the hell this movie is; according to the spy: "I'm working on this shoot, and even we don't know what it is." Nice. However, they do go on to reveal certain details that you may or may not be interested in. Beware of possible spoilers below ...

First, the spy does confirm that the film is currently being shot in downtown Los Angeles under the name "Slusho." And about that name, the spy says: "The ID tags for the shoot on the trucks say "Slusho: You can't eat more than 6" and a drawing of a slurpee-like drink." I'm not sure whether that has something to do with the film, or if it's there to throw people off, but it is one of the stranger taglines I've ever seen. Additionally, the spy points out a few interesting tidbits regarding the trailer we all watched prior to Transformers and the Godzilla rumor everyone keeps talking up. "On a take in the scene you all saw (the trailer) at + 30 seconds after impact movie time, just a couple of us were told by Mr Reeves that we are seeing a giant foot stomp down (this is at the point where the tower explodes). Not Godzilla, but it is interesting..." I wish they would've further explained how they know it's not Godzilla (he had feet, right?), but if this person is to be believed, then we can cross off all Godzilla talk for the time being.

Another peculiar note has to do with all this Ethan Haas nonsense. Who is Ethan Haas, and why is he so important to the film? Well, the spy doesn't seem to know either, but they do say it all "kinda makes sense (to me at least) from some of the dialogue I've heard." Kinda makes sense? Not a lot to go on there. So, to recap: Look for Slusho, no Godzilla and all this Ethan Haas stuff "kinda makes sense." Well, to me, it sure as hell doesn't. Here's hoping we get some more info before all the conspiracy theorists lose their sh*t.

UPDATE: The official trailer has finally been released via Apple. So for those who missed it and/or suffered through one of those grainy leaked versions, you can check it out now. Enjoy!

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