Super 8 Trailer Review

It looks like someone over at Film Popper (as well as some other movie sites, as I've now confirmed) has seen the Super 8 trailer and has a pretty nice rundown of it... and honestly, it sounds pretty freakin cool.

The trailer starts with a black screen, that says Steven Spielberg is the producer. Then a small written narrative begins that reads something like this. “In 1970 [editor note: actually 1979 according to other sources] Area 51 was closed down and everything was shipped to an undisclosed location in Ohio”. Then you see a train carrying lots of cargo loads. Cut to a car driving down the road that jumps up on the tracks and heads straight toward the train. Cut to black screen and then the words “From Director J.J. Abrams”. Then back to the train and car colliding into each other, the the train derails, the camera slowly zooms in on one of the tipped over cargo cars of the derailed train, then something is punching on the walls inside the train cart trying to escape. Cut to black screen and then the title ”Super 8“. [editor note: actual text reads "Next Summer. It Arrives.... Super 8"]

So it looks like this is the announced collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams that was announced last week. It also looks like it has nothing to do with Cloverfield as first rumored, which is totally fine by me because this sounds just as cool.

Thanks again to Yiddleja for posting this in the comments and keep this page bookmarked for more news regarding this project.


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Last night at the 2010 Time 100 Gala at the Time Warner Center, J.J. Abrams confirmed the existence of a super secret trailer attached to prints of Iron Man 2, but he also confirmed that it has nothing to do with Cloverfield. Of course he could be lying, but at this point it's all we have to go on. Here's what he had to say according to Vulture:

"You have to check [out the trailer]," he told us. "But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting." So what does it have to do with? "I won’t be able to tell you until it’s done," he said.

So I guess we'll just have to wait and see at midnight tonight when the trailer premieres. Although, it's probably not going to tell us much up front, but at least we'll get some idea of what's going on here. And whether this is a Cloverfield movie or not, it will definitely have some cool viral marketing behind it, so you can be sure to find all the updated news here, so bookmark this page.

source: Vulture

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Vulture has apparently gotten their ears on some interesting information regarding this super secret J.J. Abrams project that everyone's talking about today. If you haven't read the post below, apparently there is a teaser trailer attached to Iron Man 2, which comes out this Friday, for a secret movie being produced by J.J. Abrams. Rumors around the net are that it's a prequel to 2008's Cloverfield, but obviously nothing is 100% confirmed, although new sources have emerged in the past hour.

Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there's an alien creature in the frame. Our sources also say that Super 8 is absolutely connected to 2008's Cloverfield (possibly a prequel, but not a sequel).

Bloody-disgusting also goes as far as to say that this sounds exactly like the Abrams/Spielberg collaboration that was announced last month and if that is the case it's possible that Abrams will be directing as well, although other places are saying that he may just be directing the trailer and not the actual film, so who knows.

Again all these details are just rumors, the teaser hasn't even been seen by the public yet so take this all with a grain of salt, but keep your eyes here for more information.

sources: vulture & bloody-disgusting

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