J.J. Abrams reveals some details about Super 8

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Without a doubt, one of the best things about last night’s Super Bowl was not the Green Bay Packers winning (although that was in the top five) but the debut of a new SUPER 8 trailer/television spot. It still didn’t reveal any details or uncover any of the mystery surrounding it, but it no doubt reminded us how awesome Steven Spielberg movies are. To shed some light on what this mysterious movie is all about is director J.J. Abrams. He still doesn’t give a lot away, but it does clear a few more things up.  He says:

To me, all people need to know is that it’s an adventure about a small town and it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scary and there’s a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people? But I know that’s not enough. Look, I feel we need a little bit of a coming-out party because we are up against massive franchises and brands and most people don’t know what ‘Super 8′ means. We’re a complete anomaly in a summer of huge films … and we don’t want to be so silent or coy that people don’t care or don’t hear about it.

About as clear as mud, right? Here’s what Paramount Studios has released as a synopsis:

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.

It’s still a little vague, but at least it’s something to mull over in our minds and ponder tonight while we’re laying in bed wishing we were as creative as The Bearded One and the guy who gave us LOST. One thing I know for sure is that all this hype is making me more and more excited to see this original film. That’s right, original film- which is not something we’re getting a whole lot of these days. SUPER 8 opens in theaters on June 10, 2011.

Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams

Source: LA Times

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