Classic Steven Spielberg is back! The film legend is one of the producers for J.J. Abrams sci-fi flick Super 8, and it has old school Amblin written all over it. The first official trailer for the movie debuted during last night’s Super Bowl and it did not disappoint. We got a great look at the cast, which includes Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning, and a mystical creature that has a small town on edge. Does this premise sound familiar? Check out the TV Spot…
Abrams recently spoke to The LA Times and opened up about the story that lies behind all the special effects and action.
“This is a movie about overcoming loss and finding your way again and finding your own voice,” Abrams says of the film’s tone, “A boy whose lost his mother and the man whose lost his wife. There’s this father who, because of the era, never really had to be the parent. He’s a good man, he works hard, he’s a deputy in the town, but he’s never stepped up as father.”
He also confirmed that the film will be set in 1979 Ohio 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.”
This sounds like old school Spielberg at its best!
Super 8 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 10, 2011.
What do you think of the first trailer for Super 8?