We reported yesterday that the secret J.J. Abrams trailer that will be attached to prints of Iron Man 2 was not connected to the 2008 film Cloverfield and now it seems it might be connected to another recently announced film. /Film received a description of the new Super 8 trailer and it seems that the trailer could be for the new Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration we reported on last week. Here's the description of the trailer.
The trailer lasts about one minute and a half.
It begins with the Green MPAA screen, followed by the Paramount Pictures logo. No Bad Robot at the header.
A train rushes by the screen. We notice that it has lots of cargo.
Text comes on the screen: "In 1979, The U.S. Air Force Closed A Section of AREA 51."
We see the railroad crossing light blinking and ringing as the camera pans up we see some sort of light moving in the background. What is it? A UFO?
More Text: "All The Materials Were To Be Transported To A Secure Facility In Ohio."
No, it appears to be the headlights of a yellow 1970's truck, which skids in a 180 degree motion, and suddenly pulls onto the tracks.
Point of view of the truck heading into the light.
Black screen and white text: "From Producer Steven Spielberg"
We see the truck explode as it hits the train.
Then... the cargo train is heading towards the car explosion - BAM. It is wrecked, thrown from the tracks like a wild snake. The flaming metal body flipping towards the camera. Cars flying through the air. It is INTENSE.
Another black screen and the text: "And Director J.J. Abrams"
The camera really slowly moves in on the wrecked pieces of the train, most of which is now just scrap metal. At least one car remains intact.
Black screen, white test: "Next Summer"
We see some sparks.
Black screen, white text: "It Arrives"
We pull up on one of the train cars with a US Airforce logo. The wheel on the door begins to spin out of control as we pull in closer. The wall of the door begins to bend like some huge force is punching it from the inside.
Cut to one second of a close up of an 8mm camera lens.
Cut to black. White text: "Super 8″
The credits at the end were pretty bare.
Paramount Pictures Presents, An Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot Production
Produced By Steven Spielberg J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams
And the bottom featured the Amblin Entertainment, Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures Logo.
It definitely feels like a late 1970's Spielberg film, think Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I'm excited to see what the actual movie is about."
Our earlier report revealed that Abrams had just recently finished the script so it seems this teaser was shot independently of the actual production. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details on Super 8 as soon as we have more information.