‘Super 8’ Is Now ‘Darlings’ in Brazilian Trailer

An international Paramount compilation reel unveils a new title for J.J. Abrams secretive sci-fi project.
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First came the somewhat surprising news that J.J. Abrams was producing a remake of the 1980 coming of age classic Little Darlings, which starred Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol as two teens competing to lose their virginity while away at summer camp. Then we learned that he wasn't remaking the movie, instead using the title Little Darlings as a casting pseudonym for his secretive sci-fi thriller Super 8. We've now learned that the movie title Super 8 has officially changed to just Darlings. At least Internationally in Brazil, as evidenced by the trailer below:

Though we have contacted Paramount about the change, we're still not sure if Super 8 is being retitled Darlings in the States, or if Darlings is being used solely as a title in Brazil, where the meaning of Super 8 may not translate.

As you may remember, Cloverfield was a working title that had nothing to do with the actual contents of that movie itself. Cloverfield was the road address of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot production offices in Los Angeles. Cloverfield was referred to as that for so long, they eventually let it stand. It is quite possible that the title Super 8 actual has nothing to do with the plot of J.J. Abrams latest, and that it is instead just a working title reference to the Super 8 films he made as a kid. With such a young cast at the center of Super 8, Darlings might actually be a better title. But if its officially changed, will it stick? Or will people just continue to call it Super 8 in the long run?

Super 8 was released June 10th, 2011.

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  • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

    I love how little we still no about this film! Keep doing what your doing J.J. I support it!


    • c-a-r-t-m-a-n • 5 years ago

      Super 8 in English is said as Darlings in Brazilian language.,.. so dont panic, its still "Super 8" in English,..


      • dan1 • 5 years ago

        All of this is a deception campaign. I love it :P


        • mosorwvlad • 5 years ago

          Abrams is f*cking with our heads again.


          • summit10 • 5 years ago

            the best title for a sci-fi flick... Darlings!!! what the!!!


            • chickflick • 5 years ago

              I think JJ Abrams liked wreckage.


              • moviegeek • 5 years ago

                meh. I can wait a few weeks and get used to the actual title instead of the speculation now. Super pumped for this movie in general though.


                • narrator • 5 years ago

                  Well, that's okay. I am curious as to the change, as @B. Alan said above, we aren't sure if Super 8 was ever the real title. However, I find it does stick a lot better than "Darlings". Lol.


                  • caifa • 5 years ago

                    same sh*t, wtf


                    • mka47 • 5 years ago

                      movieweb quit wasting everyones time with the same trailer. come back when you have something people care about


                      • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

                        Alright? What is the point of changing the title?


                        • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                          Wait, what?


                          • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                            @Dude agreed


                            • thedude1 • 5 years ago

                              It is a good choice to change the hotel titled movie. But this is the best they have? Hopefully they are right and this is just the title in Brazil.


                              • sylar • 5 years ago

                                ASDF!!! :)


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