Fantastically Unique Teaser Poster for Abrams' 'Super 8' Unveiled

March 11, 2011

Super 8 Poster

Whoa! If you've watched the full official trailer for J.J. Abrams' Super 8, you already know why I'm more excited for this than I think I've been for any upcoming movie in the last few years. In addition to that debut of the trailer earlier today, which is showing on the big screen in front of Battle: Los Angeles this weekend, Apple has just unveiled the official teaser poster and it's as unique and eye-catching as I would expect from Abrams. I know the sideways angle will probably throw off a few people, but I just love how bold Abrams is going with this design. I can definitely say I don't think I've ever seen anything like it - totally love it. Enjoy!

If you want to download this new poster in fullsize to use as a wallpaper or otherwise, just head to Apple!

Super 8 Poster

Relationships are tested when a small town experiences extraordinarily fantastic "other-worldly" events.
The film stars Zach Mills, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard and Amanda Michalka.

Super 8 (which is supposedly a tentative title, but that doesn't seem to be the case) is written & directed by visionary director J.J. Abrams, who started his career with "Lost" and "Alias" before first directing Mission: Impossible III then Star Trek last summer. This is being produced by Steven Spielberg at Amblin, Relativity and Bad Robot. According to early reports, this was inspired by Spielberg's sci-fi films of the 70's and 80's. Paramount will be bringing Super 8 to theaters everywhere, not in 3D, starting on June 10th this summer.

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  • Erm... nice!?
  • Dave
    like planet earth right?
  • Anonymous
    O.O wow, to quote Lloyd Christmas "I like it a lot."
  • Anonymous
    Beautiful. Simplicity ftw!
  • Sparky
    Help me out here, Alex. The reason it's sideways is because it's supposed to be from the point of view of the super 8 camera that has been knocked over? But aren't the people in silhouette in the distance WITH the the super 8 camera? I guess I like this but I feel like it's going to throw some people off.
    • Jackson
      I think the coloring and perspective are to make it look similar to that of the planet from space - hinting at the other-worldly creature. And it also ties into the way the camera falls in the trailer.
  • Ivan
    A very unique concept. I love to see designers breaking the traditional floating heads idea. The type could be a touch smaller though.
  • Eric
    I like it. It's simple. It's beautiful. It's original.
  • Jackson Shephard
    It's very "LOST-ish," but on its side. Very cool indeed. I like it!!! I know this is a little off topic, but my prayers go out to all those in Japan. Especially some close friends who I have not heard from yet in the affected areas.
    • Anonymous
      well Abrams was apart of Lost.
  • super69
    does this guy have a boner for this movie or what? his been praising everything from the poster to the fonts. The movies has not even come out yet.
    • Anonymous
      Its called being excited.
      • super69
        I'm excited also. I'm a big Spielberg fan, but come on! The Poster is not that great. He talks like it's what will define the entire movie.
        • Anonymous
          Alex has always been big on posters, its just his thing. I love the score of a film and look forward to that more often than not.
        • Anonymous
          i have to admit that I get turned on by a really nice or unique poster as well, and this one's pretty hot. I think it could have done with a simpler treatment of the text and without the lens flare, but this is one of the better posters I've seen in a long while.
  • Anonymous
    I definitely like it; but I feel weird about it...
  • Pincode
    My god! i cant wait to see that movie,JJ Abrams is a genius film maker and we have Mr spielberg too.
  • Looks like visionary director JJ Abrams is really taking his undeniable addiction of the lens flare effect to the next level here - making his movie poster feature nothing more than a lens flare effect! Should be a good E.T. / Batteries Not Included / Short Circuit throwback, and hopefully it features that classic Spielberg scene (also inserted with brio by Shia Laboeuf in the first Transformers) where the government/army finally captures the creature and the little boy starts screaming NOoOOOoOOoOO! with his dad holding him back :)
  • Anonymous
    I think it's supposed to look like a strip of Super 8 film, hence the vertical layout. It's a great concept and fantastically void of huge faces.
  • 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Too much LOST influence. And we all know how that turned out...
    • WHAAAAT?
    • Anonymous
      yeah it turned out awesome Awesome.
  • amazing how great it is by just being rotated 90 degrees. and the optical flare, it had to be there. it's a J.J abrahms flick




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