It seems like only a few hours ago that we gave you the latest on JJ Abrams’ Super 8. That’s because it was. Some more “facts” have come to light, this time detailing exactly what’s to come this weekend. The plot thickens.
Here’s the story so far for those not playing along or who just need a refresher …
Abrams releases a strange video of him with a “mystery box” that pertains to his latest film that he’s directed with Steven Spielberg serving as producer, Super 8. (see video below)
Then news breaks that it could have something to do with either a sequel or more likely a prequel to the monster mash Cloverfield.
From there Abrams himself comes out and confirms that “it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield.”
You have got to give it to JJ. Only he could orchestrate such a buzz about a teaser trailer. Here’s the only thing we definitely know as a fact — Super 8 tells the tale of bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera that notice upon viewing their footage that they’ve captured what appears to be an alien on film.
Today New York Magazine’s Vulture has a spoiler-filled description of the trailer that will be playing before Iron Man 2 this weekend. If you don’t want to know … SKIP THE NEXT PARAGRAPH! We mean it!
“According to various descriptions the secret teaser arriving in theaters this weekend shows a pickup truck jumping a train track and driving toward an oncoming locomotive. Onscreen text: “In 1979, the U.S. Air Force closed a section of Area 51. All the materials were to be transported to a secure facility in Ohio … From Producer Steven Spielberg and Director J.J. Abrams … ” The truck hits the train and both fly off the track. Sparks! Explosions! Abrams-style lens flares! We zoom in on one non-destroyed train car and hear something pounding the interior walls trying to escape. More text: “Next Summer. It Arrives … Super 8.”
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