Posted by LiveFor on May 7, 2010
Yesterday there was the description of the teaser trailer for J J Abrams’ non-Cloverfield related film, Super 8. It was showing before Iron Man 2 in the States and, unsurprisingly, bootleg copies have surfaced on the Web. Not sure how long it will be live, but here it is for your viewing pleasure.
What did you think of that?
There is also a website for it, but not much on it – although if it is anything like the Cloverfield viral sites it may lead to more things. Let me know what you find out.
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Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010
It turns out that the Super 8 film, that has a teaser showing with Iron Man 2 in the States, is nothing to do with Cloverfield. However, the teaser has now been seen and /film had the following description.
The trailer lasts about one minute and a half.
It begins with the Green MPAA screen, followed by the Paramount Pictures logo. No Bad Robot at the header.
A train rushes by the screen. We notice that it has lots of cargo.
Text comes on the screen: “In 1979, The U.S. Air Force Closed A Section of AREA 51.”
We see the railroad crossing light blinking and ringing as the camera pans up we see some sort of light moving in the background. What is it? A UFO?
More Text: “All The Materials Were To Be Transported To A Secure Facility In Ohio.”
No, it appears to be the headlights of a yellow 1970’s truck, which skids in a 180 degree motion, and suddenly pulls onto the tracks.
Point of view of the truck heading into the light.
Black screen and white text: “From Producer Steve Spielberg”
We see the truck explode as it hits the train.
Then… the cargo train is heading towards the car explosion – BAM. It is wrecked, thrown from the tracks like a wild snake. The flaming metal body flipping towards the camera. Cars flying through the air. It is INTENSE.
Another black screen and the text: “And Director JJ Abrams”
The camera really slowly moves in on the wrecked pieces of the train, most of which is now just scrap metal. At least one car remains intact.
Black screen, white test: “Next Summer”
We see some sparks.
Black screen, white text: “It Arrives”
We pull up on one of the train cars with a US Airforce logo. The wheel on the door begins to spin out of control as we pull in closer. The wall of the door begins to bend like some huge force is punching it from the inside.
Cut to one second of a close up of an 8mm camera lens.
Cut to black. White text: “Super 8″
How does that grab you? Any ideas on where it could go from there?
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Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010
UPDATE: Vulture spoke to Abrams himself, who said that the trailer has nothing to do with Cloverfield.
“You have to check [out the trailer],” he said. “But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting.”
Iron Man 2 has been out for a while over here, but is released in the USA on 7th May. News is out that J J Abrams has a top secret teaser trailer attached to it for something codenamed Super 8.
Word on the street is that not even the people filming it knew what it was all about as Abrams told them it was for a new sex comedy he was working on.
If you remember the Cloverfield teaser trailer was first shown unannounced before Transformers and I personally thought all the teaser stuff about Cloverfield was actually better than the final film. Still amazing in this day and age that they can still keep a film super top secret like this.
Vulture have more on what the trailer will show so spoilers ahead.
Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame. Our sources also say that Super 8 is absolutely connected to 2008′s Cloverfield (possibly a prequel, but not a sequel).
There you have it, if it is true. Anyone fancy a Slusho?
If you are in the States and get to see the trailer let us all know what it is like in the comments below.
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