Super 8 Trailer Leaks; It Was Probably J.J. Abrams

Super 8

The mysterious teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ next film, Super 8, has made its way online via YouTube this evening. It is perhaps the most talked about trailer since the last most talked about trailer from Abrams, who stole thunder from Transformers with the first trailer for Cloverfield in 2007. Now he’s giving patrons of Iron Man 2 more for their money with his latest thriller, a project that is a collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

What’s more interesting is that Abrams is directing this time around. Last time it was Matt Reeves in the director’s chair, with Abrams pulling strings. And with a due date for Super 8 in 2011, we now know why he won’t be shooting that next Star Trek movie anytime soon.But all of this is filler — lets talk about the trailer. Of course, the issue of showing you pirated material is always front and center when we post something like this. But it’s on YouTube, and it won’t last long, so why not. In fact, it’s more than likely that Paramount Pictures will allow this trailer to stay up for a while. It adds to the mystique of the project and it’s viral nature.

As for substance, we know this. The movie is set in the 1970s, after a train carrying something that originated from a section of Area 51 that has been closed down. Whatever the train was carrying, it was headed for Ohio — which makes sense, I suppose. And even more importantly, whatever it is, it’s about to escape. It doesn’t sound like much when you read the descriptions, but after watching the trailer, I’m in. Mr. Abrams, once again you have my attention. Lets see where this goes.

More information will surely be available soon at the film’s official site,

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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