Suspicions arose this past week when Paramount Brazil uploaded their 2011 release slate sizzle reel with a trailer for Super 8 that had the sci-fi shocker listed as Darlings. Paramount has confirmed that this title card was in place for security purposes only, and that the movie, which Abrams claims is a loving tribute to the early work of Steven Spielberg, will be titled Super 8 across the globe.
Its long been known that Darlings, or Little Darlings, has been used by Abrams and his production crew for casting calls and location shoots to keep prying eyes away from the highly secretive project. So, 80s aficionados, you can rest easy for the moment. It doesn't look like we'll be seeing an actual remake of Little Darlings any time soon. But at this point, J.J. pretty much owes us at least a Kristy McNichol or Tatum O'Neal cameo in Super 8. Doesn't he?