super 8 casting kyle chandler elle fanning

It appears that we have our first two official cast members, if these other sites are to be believed. Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler have supposedly been cast in Super 8, but there isn't really anything 100% official yet. Vulture reported this the other day and I wanted to wait a few days to see if something more official was released regarding this, but since nothing has come out either way I figured it was worthy of a post.

Elle Fanning is, of course, Dakota Fanning's sister and has been in such movies as Deja Vu with Denzel Washington and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. If she's as talented as her sister, I think this is a pretty good casting choice and I think she'll work well.

Kyle Chandler is probably best known for his role on the TV show Friday Night Lights, but he's also been in movies like King Kong, The Kingdom and The Day the Earth Stood Still. I actually don't recall him from the movies and I don't watch Friday Night Lights, but from what you guys have said in the comments and from what I've read elsewhere, this is also another good casting choice.

So there you have it, the first casting rumors surrounding Super 8, and they appear to be pretty solid. Hopefully this is legit and official, but who knows. I would still take it all with a grain of salt until there has been an official announcement, but from my experience, Vulture is pretty good with their sources.

source: Vulture

UPDATE: Word on the street (thanks to Singularity7) is that Kyle Chandler was seen shadowing the chief of police in Weirton this week learning the ins and outs of a day in the life of a small town cop. So if the rumors are true chances are pretty good that he's going to be playing a police officer/chief in Super 8.

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Super 8 Location Scouting in Weirton

Thanks to 26062 for posting these images from around Weirton, W.VA of the changes that are going on around town in anticipation of filming of Super 8. There's not a whole lot going on here, but this is just the beginning of the changes this small town is going to see and hopefully we'll have eyes and ears around town capturing all the details on camera for us.

For the hi-res images head on over to the forum. Thanks again 26062, glad you found a way to share them with us.

UPDATE: After the jump you can find a few more pictures thanks to chazzmcc3, thanks for all the pictures guys, keep em coming!

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New Audio File and Print Out!

A new printout and audio file have appeared on the Scariest Thing I Ever Saw website over the weekend and while it does update the Super 8 viral it doesn't really give us any new information.

Let's look at the latest print out first. For those of you that don't know where to find this, go to the scariest thing website, move the terminal window off to the side and you will see a window that asks you if you want to print all, click ok then either send the document to a printer or print it to a PDF and open it on your computer. I've attached a screenshot for those that don't want to bother printing it themselves, as well as a transcript of the new information.

They're looking in the wrong place. But I still found you easily. If you
want to find your father we'll have to be more careful. I'm working on it.

>Are you still there?? Hello??

>> I don't know who you are but I'm getting really tired of these games.
>> If you actually know anything, come out and say it. Otherwise, I'm
>> not going to respond to your crypic messages.

>>> Ok, I took everthing down. Who do you think I am? What do you know
>>> about my father?

The rest of the print out has been around for a while so I'm not going to transcribe the whole thing, but I will come up with a method for grouping information by site as someone mentioned in the comments, just give me some time. (thanks for the suggestion).

Along with the print out we also have an audio file that appears behind the "print" window. There is now another folder on the desktop called "Audio" and it contains an mp3 file called "untitled.mp3". From what you guys have gathered it sounds like an exchange between a customer and a clerk at a convenience store. Some of you guys are speculating that Josh and another man talking, I'm not sure if Josh is the one working or if he is the one looking for the product, but myfingerstink's transcribed it pretty well, since it's basically what I heard as well, but I have removed the indications of who is who because I'm not 100 percent sure that Josh couldn't be the one working the counter.

Customer -Sorry, I didnt see any back there.
Clerk -If we have any we would let you know.
Customer -Blue can, Lion on it? You think theres any in back?
Clerk -No
Customer -Okay then, sorry.

Some of you went ahead and tried to find a "Blue Can with a Lion on it" and came up with Roaring Lion, but I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that Roaring Lion is not part of the viral, or at least Roaring Lion's site and information aren't going to yield any clues. Roaring Lion has been around for years as a cheaper alternative to Red Bull that bars use to mix drinks with. I mean, I guess it could just be a guy looking for an energy drink and the producers of the viral are throwing a little jab at the Cloverfield followers with the whole "it's a lion" thing, but I'm not sure.

roaring lion

So that's what we've got so far. I'm just glad something new has happened and hopefully I won't be out of town the next time they decide to drop some new information on this. And I'll work on organizing posts by website so you can see all the updates based on site. So look for that information in the sidebar later today.

More screenshots after the jump


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A Little Town Called Weirton

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Most of you know already that Super 8 has began casting calls and location scouting in Weirton, W. VA so I thought this article would be of some interest. Thanks to John31 for posting it in the comments (and I'm assuming you're the same person that emailed it to me). There's not a whole lot of new information in the article, but since there hasn't been anything new at all in a while I figured it was worthy enough to post.

The article basically talks about how the crews have come to the town to redecorate some of the buildings and obtain blueprints for some of the homes there so they can recreate them back in Hollywood to finish shooting... probably interior shots if I had to guess. Other than that there's not a whole lot of information, but at least it's something for you to read if you're interested. Hopefully now that the ball is starting to roll on the film we'll get some more clues via the viral marketing.

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