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Official teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' and Spielberg's Super 8

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Abrams and Spielberg let the much-hocked trailer for Super 8 off the leash...

Things exploding in the Super-8 trailer

Having been posted and pulled all over the net, we can now all have a good look at the trailer for J.J. Abrams Super 8, which accompanied Iron Man 2 on its release. Slated for a release next summer and with principal photography not starting until the fall - and, to boot with an acre of pre-production for JJ to do on Star Trek 2 - it hardly seems likely that Super 8 will be on a Cloverfield scale. But let's have a nice legal look at the trailer first...

 

One impressive thing is that for a movie not shooting until fall, producer Spielberg and director Abrams have pulled a hell of a trailer out of the hat in terms of VFX and mystery.

Deadline described the rough plot of Super 8 as:

A pickup truck veers onto a train track, heading directly for a locomotive. The legend appears: ‘In 1979, the US Air Force closed a section of Area 51. All the materials were to be transported to a secure facility in Ohio.’ The truck hits the train, and both fly off the tracks in an explosion. Focus on one train car that was spared, and a heavy pounding is heard from inside.

So far I'm thinking Duel, CE3K, mini-Cloverfield, cheap and remote locations...a little more with the advantages of a cheap horror movie than an SF chiller. In my opinion it's not that these guys haven't got the money to make Super 8 a balls-to-the-wall extravaganza, it's just that a) Abrams doesn't have the time and b) both Abrams and Spielberg seem to want to pay homage to the desert-bound locations of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and many a quality 'B'-movie of the 1950s with this one.

For which reason, it's looking to be a hell of a lot of fun. Whatever's in there.

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