Production has begun on JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s top secret project Super 8. It’s one of the few films that had a teaser trailer before any real footage was shot and it’s become one of the most talked about movies of 2011. Over at Ain’t It Cool News, they’ve posted some spy photos from the set of the film that tell us a little more about the sleepy town that Abrams is trying to create. Take a look…

The last time we checked, two stars had been cast in Super 8 including Elle Fanning and “Friday Night Light’s” alum Kyle Chandler. The plot for the film has been kept under wraps but so far we know that it has something to do with a “top secret” package being transported from Nevada’s Area 51 to another location. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make it to its destination, which in turn brings a whole lot of hell to the town of Lillian, Ohio.

These photos were taken on location in the Marland Heights area of Weirton, West Virginia. Doesn’t this have an old school 80s horror vibe written all over it?

What do you think of the photos from the set of Super 8? Are you interested in the film?