It appears that JJ Abrams is starting to let the information fly. Along with the new 30 second TV Spot that was shown during the Super Bowl, some more information as come to light during an interview with Abrams. According to the LA Times, a group of 6 youngsters are filming a zombie movie near some rural train tracks when they witness the train crash we've all come to know and love. It appears that they drop their camera as it's still filming and come back later to discover a creature on the film.
The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.
From the article it sounds like Abrams is a little worried about going up against some huge franchise names this summer so he's beginning to give a little more information to the public so that they have an idea of what Super 8 is. If you have a second head on over to the source link below and read the whole article, you won't regret it, it's got some good information in it.
source: LA Times Hero Complex