We’re not exactly sure what it means, but the Super 8 companion website for “Rocket Poppeteers” seems to be on the verge of launching something big…so big that Internet Explorer and Firefox are unable to handle it. In its newest incarnation RocketPoppeteers.com requires either Google Chrome or Safari.
In addition, those of us who signed up to be “Rocket Poppeteers” as part of the viral marketing for JJ Abrams’ upcoming Super 8 got an email today accepting us into the Rocket Poppeteers Astronaut Training Program, including a spiffy certificate! We were also told the online portion of the Training Program will be officially open soon. Check out my certificate below, and keep it here for more on the “Rocket Poppeteers” component of Super 8‘s viral marketing as it comes.
Super 8 stars Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Amanda Michalka, Ron Eldard, and Noah Emmerich. As Abrams describes it, “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.”
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