'Super 8' Film Reel Viral Box Sent Out, But Not Much Unlocked Yet
With only two months left until release, I had a feeling we'd see the on-going viral for J.J. Abrams' Super 8 kick back in again. There hasn't been anything new since that big reveal of footage a few weeks ago, but SlashFilm received a mysterious package earlier today containing an old Super 8 film reel (above). The box contained a short clip on a USB drive as well as a note with the reel including a code which is designed to unlock more footage on viral site s8editingroom.com. But oddly, I've scoured the internet and I can't find anyone else who also received a package today. Not even us. So what else is there to unlock? Not much yet.
Here's where things get confusing again. The viral site, s8editingroom.com which was discovered in the last trailer, is basically just an online vintage "film" editing room with various bits and pieces of footage that is being culled together as more gets unlocked. Most of it is black & white Super 8 footage from laboratories, probably a bunch of film from Area 51 they didn't want to get out. Either way, it seems odd to only unlock one clip at a time and only send one of these film reels out at a time. There's an entire grid of boxes still left to be unlocked in the "editing room" so we obviously have a long ways to go. SlashFilm's clip is of a bunch of scientists looking at… something. But that's it. So when are we going to see more? Only Bad Robot knows.
Everyone probably knows how insanely excited I am for Super 8 at the moment (my most anticipated of the year), but the viral really seems to be lacking. Not only is there just not much going on, but it hasn't really lead anywhere or unlocked anything of interest recently, but maybe that's the big end game yet to come in these last two months. We'll definitely continue to keep you updated and we'll let you know if any Super 8 film reels show up here, too. In the meantime, check around s8editingroom.com for whatever you can find.