Yesterday, thanks to Paramount Pictures Australia we had the honour of being one of the first few people (via our website) around the world to watch 20 minutes of exclusive footage of J.J. Abrams‘ new film “Super 8″ which is also produced by Steven Spielberg.
The footage started with Abrams doing a small introduction, sharing some funny moments with Steven Spielberg. He recalls the first time he called Spielberg to ask him to join the film, and Spielberg said “yes let’s do it” and he hung up immediately after that.
Abrams, following his unique style didn’t want to show much of the film, so as to leave a lot of mystery that will leave the audience wanting to see more! He even joked saying “this is unfinished footage, so it’s better to not show it at all”. On the other hand, Abrams mentioned how hard the job was and how great was his cast, especially the amazing kids on the film, most of them new actors with great future.
We don’t want to tell you much about the footage, we want to avoid any spoiler, but we must say that what we had seen was just incredible like the entire train crash sequence didn’t look like unfinished footage at all, because the effects make it look like so real. The lead actors (this group of kids doing “super 8″ movie) have such a nice chemistry between them that moviegoers will be reminded of the classic film “Stand by me”. Moreover, suspense scenes happen one after another that will lead the audience holding their breath while watching it.
Just for a teaser, the movie will make fans wonder about the mystery behind the cargo the train was carrying. The action packed footage even has some “Cloverfield” and “Lost” style elements as well.
One special scene, where there was an army with torches in the background arriving at the place of accident, personally brought back memories when we watched the beloved Spielberg’s “E.T” for the first time.
Definitely, Super 8 will be one of the biggest film of the year, one of the most secretive film projects of the last years and for sure a movie that will be a “must watch”, maybe more than one time in any cinema around the world.
This is the official synopsis of the film:
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more
For more updates and images check Super 8’s official website here and stay tuned with us, because soon we might have some more amazing news for all!