Film trailer: 'Super 8' from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg
Monday 06 June 2011
A new trailer for
Super 8 was revealed at the MTV Movie Awards show, introduced by producer Steven Spielberg and director J.J. Abrams, and stars Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney.
Reminiscent of Spielberg's films from the 1970s and '80s such as E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the spot starts out with a group of kids, including Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney, shooting a homemade movie at a train station at night.
Suddenly a speeding train collides with a truck on the nearby tracks, creating chaos and an explosion, which the young filmmakers witness and captured on a Super 8 camera.
A series of mysterious happenings follow, depicted through quick cuts of havoc in the small town and the eerie sounds of a creature. The military denies knowledge of a curious cargo and devises ways to solve the inexplicable events. Will the kids save the day?
A new viral campaign is running on this website: http://www.super8secret.com/
Super 8 is set for a US release on June 10, followed by a UK release on August 5.
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