The mystery of JJ Abrams secret project continues to unfold. Last we heard a trailer for a sci-fi film called "Super 8" was going to be seen with Iron Man 2 this weekend. It was also rumored to be a prequel to Clovefield. Now JJ Abrams has confirmed the film exists, but denied the link to Cloverfield.
JJ’s Mystery Trailer
It was just yesterday that news broke about the secret trailer for a JJ Abrams-produced film called Super 8 was going to show with Iron Man 2. Initial rumors said it was related to Cloverfield, possibly a prequel. But at the Time 100 Gala last night, JJ Abrams told Vulture (who had claimed it was a Cloverfield prequel) "it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield". Abrams did confirm the trailers for Super 8 are in time-locked canisters, awaiting tomorrow’s midnight screenings of Iron Man 2.
Of course this could all be more misdirection from Abrams, but we will know more tomorrow Yesterday’s Vulture report also had details on the trailer, stating:
Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame.
Assuming that JJ is being sincere and this has nothing to do with Cloverfield, it brings up the question that this may be related to the so-called Spielberg tribute that Abrams is reportedly interested in directing. It is known that when he was a kid, Spielberg used to make amateur 8mm movies with his friends. And of course this could possibly be an entirely different Abrams project.
JJ Abrams at Time 100 Gala in New York City, May 4th 2010