Spielberg and Abrams set 'Super 8' release date
Friday 29 October 2010
The much-anticipated sci-fi film
Super 8, written and directed by J.J. Abrams (
Star Trek) and produced by Steven Spielberg, will be released June 10, 2011, it was announced on October 27.
The film stars Kyle Chandler (
The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Elle Fanning (
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and several newcomers.
Plot details remain mysterious, but the alien-themed story, set in 1979, pays homage to some of Abrams' favorite movies as a kid, including Spielberg's films, such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The idea has a group of kids playing around with Super 8 cameras who accidentally capture something sinister on film.
This scheduling puts the film up against Fast Five, the action sequel with Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson.
Abrams still plans to produce sequels for Star Trek, which he is likely to also direct, as well as Cloverfield with Matt Reeves ( Let Me In) directing.
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