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.
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They just finished shooting about a week, maybe a week and a half ago in WV. From the scenes I have watched film it could be pretty cool. Nothing beats watching tanks roll down your main street.
Stevo on Oct 27, 2010
@#1 Lucky u!.....All I ever see of movies down here in Miami is Bad Boys :/ Oh and True Lies...but that was waayyy back
Ray on Oct 27, 2010
June 10th 2011? Well I will make sure I am working on that day.
DiR3cT on Oct 27, 2010
I doubt Super 8 will beat out Fast Five, that franchise has a huge following and everybody wants to see the Diesel against the Rock showdown.
jah p on Oct 27, 2010
You heard it here first. This movie will be all hype. A flop in the making.
Mike Balrog on Oct 27, 2010
@5 While I don't want to feed the possible troll, I can't help but have this feeling as well. I got really into the viral for Super 8 when it first came out, but I think the teaser trailer and the current viral have a lot of fans thinking this movie is going to be something it absoutely isn't. I don't think this movie is going to be a good action/sci-fi/thriller movie, but more of a drama that's primarily character driven, with little consideration given to the plausibility or backstory for the alien(s). Not only does the lack of attention to the science fiction aspect piss off sci-fi fans (ala what LOST did to a significant chunk of its fan base with the numerous unanswered questions and hand waving) but it also creates a movie that no one really expects to see.
jman571 on Oct 27, 2010
I agree with 6, the viral marketing is making it sound targeted for a younger audience.
Chad on Oct 28, 2010
They've hardly done any viral marketing? Its disappointing. I mean, Cloverfield was the same way. It was slow, built up some kind of fan base, but the marketing died down and then people lost interest in the film. I've been following Super 8's viral marketing, but its been boring..
Joe on Oct 29, 2010
"but I guarantee you that Super 8 will win the crowd" @4 jah P - Agreed, I am looking forward to this as I'm a Abrams fan but the last F&F film had a huge opening in the $70m+ region which shocked all of Hollywood as it was out of Summer season and had the perception of a flat-lining franchise. The prospect of Rock Vs Diesel is killer and Super 8 will have a tough fight on its hands even if it is a great film.
Sumit on Nov 1, 2010
same old Abrams "snake oil"....build 'em up & let 'em down....got better things to do with my $$$....
rahjneesh on Nov 2, 2010
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