Must Watch: J.J. Abrams' Super 8 Official HQ Teaser Trailer!

May 11, 2010
Source: Apple

Super 8 Trailer

After showing in theaters in front of Iron Man 2 this weekend, Paramount has debuted the teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' secret alien project Super 8 online in high def on Apple. I've seen the trailer (in theaters) and it's a fantastic introduction and perfect tease, just like Cloverfield, and I'm glad it doesn't show more than it does. I'm sure that Abrams won't be showing us what this alien looks like until the movie comes out, and I'm fine with that (although I'm sure it'll be leaked). If you haven't seen this trailer, you should definitely check it out. Oddly, there seems to be extra footage at the end, but I'm not sure if it has to do with the viral or not.

Watch the official teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Super 8:

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You can also watch the trailer for Super 8 in High Definition on Apple

Super 8 (which is supposedly a tentative title) is written and directed by visionary director J.J. Abrams, who started his career with "Lost" & "Alias" before directing Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek last summer. This is being produced by Steven Spielberg with a budget of ~$50 million and hasn't even started shooting. Abrams will film this in the next months, most likely in complete secrecy, so I'm not sure when we'll see the next trailer. According to early reports, this is inspired by Spielberg's films of the 70's and 80's. Paramount will be releasing Super 8 in theaters everywhere sometime next summer in 2011 (a date has not been set).

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that looks fucking excellent.

deadpool 72 on May 11, 2010


would a train derail if it hit a pick up truck head on? there are videos out there that would imply no looks pretty good though, but as this movie hasn't even shot maybe this has nothing to do with it and is just a red herring

Janny on May 11, 2010


@ janny nope a train would never ever derail just because of a lausy pick up truck and there wouldnt be a crazy explosion after the crash. but it's a movie about an alien, so anything goes =) well it is a good looking trailer, not more...definately not hyped...yet.

Patrick on May 11, 2010


The explosion looked ridiculous to me! Let's see what they can give us. I'm more excited for Spielberg than JJ Abrams, I didn't like Cloverfield.

Ricardo on May 11, 2010


janny , i dont think someone would drive a truck head on either lol what if its like a secret cult that knows whats in the train and decides one person should derail with a bomb strapped to the engine of the truck......thats just my theory as to how this movie may play out lol sound retarded, i know

k-yle on May 11, 2010


That is how you do a trailer!

TediusTed on May 11, 2010


@ # 3 Yeah I thought wtf with that part about the train/truck collision too but as you say,"... its a movie about an alien so anything goes"... indeed! This promises much but that aside, what a great trailer! I just hope that they dont release too much, I want to be surprised! Good or bad!

TediusTed on May 11, 2010


it better not be the BLOB remake

tazz on May 11, 2010


only on this website would some dipshit try and evaluate the physics of a truck hitting a train and then calculate the explosion radius and probability....fucking hipsters...

imagination on May 11, 2010


@9 LMFAO I hate when people over evaluate shit like that. But honestly I am stoked about this movie and I know JJ said this has nothing to do with Cloverfield but come on..JJ is a master in trickery so I am still hoping it is some how Cloverfield related or just another dope alien movie.

Jacob Crim on May 11, 2010


Didn't do it for me like Cloverfield did, but Abrams is the shit so I'll def check this out...

winston on May 11, 2010


AW, WHATS IN THE BOX!?!?!?!??!

Voice of Reason on May 11, 2010


ya'll jus haters sumtimes

Jay on May 11, 2010



Aaron on May 11, 2010


That looked pretty cool I would like to see more! and what is it with people bitching about trucks, trains, jets and John McClain!

Jimmy Love on May 11, 2010


"SCARIEST THING I EVER SAW". spelled out in handwriting on the film at the end as the shot pulls back through the camera lens.

Hmm on May 11, 2010


I'm not sure I get it. Part of it totally reminded me of Close Encounters.

1544K on May 11, 2010



John Doe on May 11, 2010


The monster has telekinesis. It managed to spin that lock right off.

David on May 11, 2010


nice trailer, im curious to know what the hell is in that cargo, hmmm???? its probably just ET on steroids 😛

DaftPUNKFAN on May 11, 2010


There's nothing wrong with commenting on how absolutely ludicrous the collision was. I don't like things that fly directly in the face of common logic and don't expect people to pick up on it. I know this is a movie but the laws of physics should still apply in the loosest sense.

Dean on May 11, 2010


The most relevant thing here is: a collaboration between Spielberg and Spielberg Jr. (AKA J.J. Abrams). Those names along are kind of a guarentee of a great film! Ok, just forget Indiana Jones 4 and the mess "Lost" is right now...

leinergroove on May 11, 2010


Theres a Face for a split sec at 00:39 looks like the hulk

Jaron K on May 11, 2010


I love how people go "that's not possible." Who cares what the plot is, it's a movie, anything is possible. Stop setting limits for yourself people.

Brandon on May 11, 2010


maybe the person driving the truck knew what was in it since it so happens to drive where the train is so maybe the person driving the truck did something to it or maybe it was an alien who knows?

chinochubby on May 11, 2010


This doesn't look that good. I'm tired of JJ's b.s. mysterious movies. $100 says the alien will look really really stupid. And those train wreck effects looked crappy. Also: #18, LOL

Cracky on May 11, 2010


@24 It's a face and then a crazy image... looks like the train wreck sort of, but only BEFORE the train wreck happens. Somebody needs to put this thing into a program and play it frame by frame.

Hedgehog on May 11, 2010


@21 Lolno. They already have the "Sanctioned" hulk movie, and there is no way masters such as Abrams(Master of ARGs) and Spielberg(Of Sci-fi) would make a hulk movie now, especially with the avengers. At first, I thought it might have to do with What's in the box, especially after I saw JJ Abrams, but probably not.

Voodoo on May 11, 2010


Odd name for a movie like this.

BoxOfficeZ on May 11, 2010


The beginning darkened horizon and star field made me think "E.T.", which was followed by the train track and warning light/bell which is right out of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." I was getting pretty jazzed, then there was the derailment and loosening of whatever was in the boxcar...pffft. The beginning had Spielberg all over it, but with usual wild abandon it went, not sure what to think...except more of the former and less of the latter?

Atomic Punk on May 11, 2010


Remember War of the Worlds? Lots of really great internet trailers that made it look really creepy and really good? And the film itself? Blew f*cking goats. Just saying...

sleepykid on May 11, 2010


Looks like a scene from a low budget scifi film. Whoopee doo. @Imagination A hipster wouldn't waste their time with a bunch of film geeks discussing a mainstream blockbuster film, they are out having fun, wearing skinny jeans and growing stupid moustaches while riding fixed gear bikes to their friends tattoo parlour to have a skull put on their neck, then to the freight yard to hop all the way across the states to another hipster party where there are even more fixed gear bikes and people with moustaches and tattoos listening to live music and creating hip art and having more sex than you ever will. Get with the program.

Crapola on May 11, 2010


Anything by Abrams warrants a pass.

DiR3cT on May 11, 2010


it is possible to derail a train with a collision fom the truck at that speed. trains can be derailed from alot less, all it needs is one wheel off and it starts to topple. (I know of two or three cane haulers that have derailed from a collision with a stationary sedan on a level crossing, and a cane train is about the same size as that engine) Also it's an old truck with the fuel tank behind the cabin, compression of the engine would cause pressure and explode the fuel tank. believe it or not, it is possible. and it is an air force train, they could have been carrying fuel or bombs in the other carriages, hence the major after-explosions.

phillz91 on May 11, 2010


nice. ima have to check it out to see what its about... thats how people in the movie business make money, specially abrams. regardless if its good or not, it'll make alot of money. but with spielberg attached, it was to be good.

KING on May 11, 2010


i thought cloverfield was a HUGE disappointment. i don't need to go any further than the first 30+ minutes where NOTHING happened but a stupid birthday party. i don't understand why anybody thought it was a good movie. that being said - this is a good gets me interested. however, it doesn't give any indication as to what the movie will be like. i'll reserve judgement till i see a trailer.........hopefully it WON'T be another cloverfield.

beavis on May 11, 2010


yes, good teaser....and yes, lets see more Speilberg and how about NO ABRAMS!!! it would actually be worth waiting for if they dump St.JJ...definately caught the CE3K bits in there....Cloverfield sucked balls...waste of time....

blasphemer on May 11, 2010


Looks pretty cool to me, I think the truck driver did that on purpose to derail the train... but I see no "face" at all.

Richard on May 11, 2010


OH NO IT'S E.T BACK FOR VENGENCE!!!! oh & um i just a face in 1:23...wut the hell is it a scared little boy or....a odd looking Alien?

Cmpunk82 on May 11, 2010

40 I said before. The effects look horrible and if it can spin off the wheel why is it punching the door off? That's a simple stupid without much thought and taking this a bit deeper than it needs but never the less Cloverfield's trailer was...for everyone here since they loved this gay movie so much...Avatar compare to this which is...IJ4. lol While I'll see it...not sure why, curiosity, this trailer was lame but has potential. Unlike Cloverfield I will watch future trailers.

tra la la la la di da on May 11, 2010


@40 nice find!

Ben on May 11, 2010


Cloverfield was BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!! beyound Brilliant! And this could what we have been waiting for.

Clover on May 11, 2010


There was no extra footage....exactly as shown with IM2. JJ can do no wrong!!!!!!!!

Clover on May 11, 2010


Hmm I liked Cloverfield. I like the documentary style. it gives realism to the story and the creature or whatever it is. This looks pretty good but Im suprised its another creature/alien flick. He did that with Cloverfield so what is this mystery creature going to be? Will it be over the top CGI rendering artificial and fake? Or will it be more documentary style ala Cloverfield/District 9?

JimD on May 11, 2010


I agree with 44...I didn't see any extra footage and I've watched the trailer a dozen times. Care to elaborate about this "extra footage" Alex?

peloquin on May 11, 2010


@ Janny Actually, yes it "could" derail. It's happened before. If a vehicle hits a train parts from the vehicle can become dislodged beneath the train and cause a derailing. However, not to the extent seen in the trailer. A train derailing does not happen to that extent. It's slower...methodical in movement...Think of a train slipping off the track as opposed to exploding off the track. Now, if there were 10 cases of grenades in the back of that truck, or some C4 strapped to the front then yes...It would happen like that...Maybe. Looks interesting. JJ has talent for story-telling. Kind of like his producer. 😉

Quanah on May 11, 2010


lame. jj can't make a decent movie to save his life so he has to resort to these gimmicks to build up interest..

Para on May 11, 2010


its not the hulk ass butt. just like everyone thought cloverfield was godzilla. just shut up and be teased until the movie comes out. now it wouuld make sense if it was the mother of the cloverfield monster seeing as though they kept saying its was a child. see thats how you think correctly. the hulk smh. since when does a treain contain the hulk?

Josef on May 11, 2010


looks like abrams is a fan of flare effects after star trek....and yeah the collision was reminded me of hancock stopping the train :D....

Hellboy on May 11, 2010


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werdnafaz on May 12, 2010


This looks like an awesome throwback monster-movie, just a good no bullshit alien owns earth typeathing, Im in. Also what was with the 20 seconds of black at the end, was expecting something and nothing happened.

Cody w on May 12, 2010


A little kids face and some letter E W or something some symbols as well.

dee on May 12, 2010


Obviously it isn't the hulk. Marvel doesn't go in for secret shit but i'm 99% sure it was a joke...

dude... on May 12, 2010


Anyone know of a site where they have pulled images from this trailer? The "negative blink shots" seem to have ....faces?

David Banner on May 12, 2010


Did anyone else notice the hidden frame that flashes 14 sec. in. If you pause it there is something but I cant make it out. He does that a lot just like in Cloverfield how's there's a flash of the original King Kong after the helicopter crash.

neda on May 12, 2010


i bet the alien or whatever somehow manipulated the driver to cause the crash muhaahaha

Greek God on May 12, 2010


From what I've read elsewhere this trailer has nothing to do with the actual movie. The actual movie is a bunch of kids filming with a "Super 8" camera in the 70's. They see some kind of monster. It will be shot like Cloverfield from that perspective.

Brian Ricci on May 12, 2010



Nick S. on May 12, 2010


what the heck happened 1.why would a pickup truck just drive into the traintracks 2. why would the whole frickin' train explode and derail of course it's a movie and all but at least make it make sense. anyways i need to see more to actually say if i'm excited for this or not

max s. on May 12, 2010


that was the most ridiculously stupid thing i have ever seen. the effects were terrible not to mention the fact that somehow the train apparently hit a wall of kryptonite and then its load of explosives somehow all exploded at once while simultaneously being jacked up by the tornado you forgot about on the side. thats the only explanation to what could cause what i just regretably saw...

america on May 12, 2010


at 14 seconds is what looks like a baby alien. i just took a picture of it but i have no idea how to post it here.

Brian Ricci on May 12, 2010


fucking jj abrams. i just taped it with my digital. im running it through my movie editing program and putting it in slow motion. ill be back in 10 minutes or so to report on what i see.

Brian Ricci on May 12, 2010


every time there's a flash there's something hidden. even on slow motion and frantically clicking to start/stop the video it's very hard to make the stuff out. but there is something there. numerous times.

Brian Ricci on May 12, 2010

64 "Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera......"

Sigurjon on May 13, 2010


The pickup truck must have some explosives. Movie about something escaping from the Air Force (which leads to aliens), sounds good if made by these guys.

Chad on May 13, 2010


Wow, ok i am kinda intrigued and definetely woul love to see more with this projects developments. 😀 from now on some personal thoughts regarding narrative.. so you may read at your own risk 😛 Did it occur to anyone else that the trailers nowadays are all missing that great toned, deeply captivating narrative since that guy has passed on. 🙁 and i am really sorry i forgot the name and in no way i mean any disrespect whatsoever, i just forgot :(...i really loved his voice and it made the trailers so much richer... i love watching trailers. i collect Bluray, divx filmsas well as trailers 😀 and before i watch a movie i watch at least 4-5 trailers. so i really miss his touch to the trailers. all those written narrative is not the same as his voice. Rest in peace man... i think hollywood also knows that its not gonna be the same without your voice so they dont even bother...somethngs are really irreplacable (at least spoken narrative is not as much as it used to be, some trailers still do i think because i cant think of a name right away.....) ... just wanted to share what came to my mind

Burak "D'aequitas" on May 14, 2010


i think it will be a robot or something dumb like that. Since its called "super 8" and at the end pulled through a camamera lens, i'm think another cloverfeild peice of crap. i dunno maybe ill be surprised, but J.J.'s sense of storytelling is like a five year olds. they give you the middle of the story and forget the rest.

Xero on May 14, 2010


is Wikus van de Merwe!!

I Know on May 14, 2010


really a pick up truck derails a big ass train like that? I may be willing to accept that concept if the thing in the train shows us some promise but I guess we will have to wait a year to find out......

healthy v on May 14, 2010


It's funny how people who hated Cloverfield are commenting on this trailer.....that is kind of peculiar. ANYWAY, the name is Super 8 which is the kind of hand-held video cameras that were available during the 70's and the kind seen on the movie's website. Not a coincidence. The movie looks like it starts or takes place during the 70's. Therefore, how can you compare trucks and trains today with those from the 70's? You can't. I don't think they used the same train engines today as they did in the 70's. Anything is possible.

vondolman on May 14, 2010


This Looks intresting film Super 8 I'm in just becouse Speilberg is involved. Their looks like there was something at the end of the trailer which they didn't want people to see.

Cineprog on May 16, 2010


If it IS a hulk movie then... omg waste of money. BUT!! super 8 was a type of film made by kodak. it could be that whole thing about area 51 having aliens then... they moved them? and it was shot with super 8 film?

Jenny on May 17, 2010


Its a good sign that Steven Spielberg is involved, The trailer is really awesome, leaves you wanting to know more...

Voice123 - Trailer Voice Over on May 19, 2010

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