J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' is Officially Set to Hit Theaters Next June
Briefly: Paramount Pictures has officially set a release date for J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi film Super 8, being produced by Steven Spielberg, on June 10th, 2011 next summer. That is the same day Universal's Fast Five and the romantic comedy Something Borrowed will hit theaters, but I guarantee you that Super 8 will win the crowd. Abrams' is currently shooting the top secret alien sci-fi flick in West Virginia and already released an early teaser trailer back in May to setup/tease the concept. There is also an on-going viral for the film that involves a fictional ice cream treat called Rocket Poppeteers. But that's about all we know so far…!
J.J. Abrams' Super 8 stars a fairly unknown cast, including: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Edlard and Noah Emmerich. Early speculation is that Super 8 pays homage to the Spielberg movies of Abrams' youth and involves a group of kids in the 70s playing around with an old school Super 8 video camera who capture something "otherworldly", as in the alien from the teaser, on film. Abrams' regular Michael Giacchino will score the film. We expect to hear more about this next year, but until then, I'm sure Paramount is trying to keep a tight lid on the production. This is one movie we be following very closely leading up to its release.