As anticipation for the J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) and Steven Spielberg (do we really need to tell you what he’s done?) collaboration Super 8 grows, Paramount have seemingly begun to release the crucial “train sequence” in 30 minute segments. We’ve held off posting each of them here, but thanks to Paramount Australia we can now present all four clips together in one hit.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
It’s been a bit unfairly labelled as “E.T. with lens flare”, following the Interweb’s bemusement over lens flare in space in Abrams last Star Trek film, but we think that the hand of Spielberg on this will ensure there is a decent Stand By Me meets Cloverfield vibe going for it. If that’s not on a poster by the end of the year, we’ll gladly eat our ham hats.
Super 8 is a Bad Robot/Amblin Entertainment production, directed by J.J. Abrams from his original script and produced by Steven Spielberg, Abrams and Bryan Burk.
The film stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.
Super 8 will be released on 9 June 2011 in Australia from Paramount.