UPDATE 2: So many conflicting reports with this story so take all of this with a grain of salt, thanks Mick in the chat room and Evan in the comments for pointing this out. Dark Horizons is now reporting that the “raptor like animals” may be true afterall as well as there being no backstory, “the monster appears from the sea in the beginning and disappears back into it at the end”. But seriously, as people are saying in the comments, people posting articles about “knowing a guy in the industry” are getting a little ridiculous, but never the less it stirs up discussion.

UPDATE: Thanks for the comments guys. Looks like Slashfilm had the same lead sent to them, but they were informed by other sources not to run with it as it’s not true. So looks like we won’t be seeing raptor-like creatures running around this movie, go check out Godzilla 1998 for that.

If you haven’t already checked it out, head on over to Dread Central and read the article about their exclusive Cloverfield Info. They claim to have a source “that would have no reason to lie” that has told them a few tid bits about the movie and the monster(s).

WARNING if you don’t want to know what could “possibly” be in the movie, stop reading now.

“It’s not Godzilla or Voltron (duh) or even Cthulu; anyone expecting there to be some sort of elaborately detailed backstory may be in for a disappointment. Expect an old-fashioned monster movie retold in a very modern Blair Witch sort of way – but with a twist. You see that giant monster that emerges from the ocean to begin laying waste to New York City … it didn’t come alone.

According to “Mr. Slusho”, much of the movie will revolve around the characters fleeing for their lives, not from the big one stomping the city, but from the “raptor-like” smaller versions hunting them down.”

So there you have it, take it as you will. Dread Central is a pretty reputable site when it comes to movie news so I really don’t know what to think. But like Johnny states in his article, it would make more sense to have a bunch of smaller monsters terrorizing people than a giant monster, just due to budget constraints, but who knows. Again take this information lightly, althought Dread Central is good at weeding out fake info, you never know.

source: Dread Central