Late last night I posted a photo of some concept art created by Peter Konig, one of the art director’s on the J.J. Abrams-produced monster flick Cloverfield. It started quite a heated discussion on whether or not it was the real Cloverfield monster. Today’s Cloverfield update is a little more credible, though, as we’ve got a line on some viral videos thanks to the folks at Uruloki. The videos you are about to see are of the Chouai Station oil rig owned by the Tagruato corporation, the parent company of Slusho!. Apparently something (read: the Cloverfield monster) absolutely demolishes the rig, leaving only a few survivors. Check out the report below first in Spanish, then in Italian and finally in German.

And finally, our friends over at Cloverfield Clues have uncovered some interesting information from Rob’s Myspace page (Rob being the main character of the film). The update goes shows that the reason Rob is heading to Japan is to work for Slusho!. Check it out:

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So I got a job offer, and it’s everything I wanted. More money, more power, more creative freedom. I’d even have up to five people working under me, and you know how much I’ve always wanted underlings. One catch — I need to move to freakin’ JAPAN! The job is the V.P. of Marketing and Promotions for SLUSHO! brand “happy drink.” Apparently it’s all the rage in Asia. I’d be part of a team tasked with replicating the drink’s popularity in the Western world. Here’s a link to their most recent TV spot: http://www.slusho.jp/contest/sample/medium.html Bizarre, I know. I’m sure
Hud would love it. They want us to come up with a more accessible angle to hook an American audience.

When I said I’d be willing to leave NYC for the new gig, I was thinking maybe Chicago or Toronto, maybe L.A. Japan is a whole other extreme. I’m not a particularly worldly fellow, and I’d definitely be in store for some major culture shock. But you know what? Maybe this is exactly the jolt my lame little life needs. A fresh start, and all the clichés that go with it. I’m cautiously psyched. I told them I needed the weekend to think it over, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna take it. I mean, I can’t think of a good enough reason not to.

Speaking of Cloverfield Clues, this is certainly the best source of information for the film. Dennis does a hell of a job scouring the web for awesome Cloverfield information. He has even obtained a translation for the above news stories. Check those out here.

For those of you looking forward to the film, things are certainly heating up. If you are really interested, Pete at /film has posted a list of sneak preview screenings that will take place on Tuesday, January 15. Stay tuned, as we will continue to bring you more Cloverfield news leading up to the 1/18/08 release. We also expect to have at least one, if not more early reviews from the Rejects!


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