Online advertisement for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 uncovered [Update: Super Bowl spot released]

Keeping with tradition, J.J. Abrams’ latest film “Super 8” is veiled in secrecy. The Steven Spielberg-produced project is currently in post-production and the most concrete bit of information we have on it is that it’ll hit theaters on June 10, 2011. Paramount will debut a new teaser trailer during today’s Super Bowl and ahead of its release, an online advertisement has been uncovered. Update: The Super Bowl TV spot has been released. Check it out after the jump.

Update: Here’s the 30-second TV spot that aired during the Super Bowl.

Original article follows below.

The online ad was discovered by the advertising site Adverlicio.us (via Super8News) and as far as we can tell, it looks legit (ad plays once):

And here are a few screenshots:

As noted, the new trailer for "Super 8" is expected to air during today’s Super Bowl game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, which airs live on FOX. It’s suspected that this advertisement contains footage from that Super Bowl TV spot. We’ll find out soon enough. "Super 8" hits theaters on June 10, 2011.


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jas_montreal
February 6, 2011 2:01 pm

I expect a star trek reference in super 8.

Chang
February 6, 2011 2:04 pm

I just hope it’s not another cloverfield.

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:13 pm

Hope this is better than Cloverfield…

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:14 pm

And Mission Impossible III…

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:14 pm

Can anyone remember when Spielberg made good films?

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:16 pm

My mother loved JAWS, scared her half to death it did bless her…

jas_montreal
February 6, 2011 2:16 pm

@ 4

In terms of producing, he produced True Grit, which was freaken amazing !

In terms of directing, his last good film was Munich(2005).

I expect his new Tintin animation film will be spectacular !

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:17 pm

I prefered The Flintstones movie…

…well, when it finished I mean!

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 2:27 pm

@Jas

His directing is what I was getting at. Munich was good, oh yes.

I was glued to my seat whilst watching Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Otherwise I would have walked out…

Zanpher
February 6, 2011 2:34 pm

hope it’s better then the fake star trek film. Hell, even before the timelines diverged, it was obviously clear that he did not (and still does not ) know what star trek is.

February 6, 2011 2:36 pm

@8 Somehow I got the impression that the badness of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (aka the movie whose existence I refuse to acknowledge most of the time) was more Lucas’s fault that Spielberg’s.

February 6, 2011 2:45 pm

4. Norman Bates – February 6, 2011
….um…..well he does is thing..like Indiana Jones, MIB’s, Fintstones, Back to the Future, he’s done a lot. But I have yet to see Munich, Shindler’s list, or Empire of the Sun.

I have yet to see Cloverfield, but I am interested in seeing Super 8 as well as Bob/Alex’s Cowboys and Aliens.

Please just tell me the Star Trek screenplay is approved and preproduction is secretly underway.

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 3:12 pm

@Rececca

He could have said no surely!?

@Chadwick

Munich, Schindler’s List and Empire Of The Sun (featuring a very young Christian Bale) are all a must see!

My mother says that Catch Me If You Can is one of her Spielberg faves too!

Norman Bates
February 6, 2011 3:17 pm

@Chadwick

Mother says that Cloverfield is like watching a bad episode of Friends with footage from Godzilla poorly edited into it.

Back To The Future II is dated now but I’m still hopeful to obtain a hoverboard by 2015…

Andy
February 6, 2011 3:39 pm

10

get over it pleeeeease

Dee
February 6, 2011 4:31 pm

hmmmm ….can’t wait! :-)

roy
February 6, 2011 4:54 pm

@10 There is nothing fake about the Star Trek movie that JJ Abrams got made back in 2009 as he made a film that he saw fit. Even Leonard Nimoy praised JJ’s efforts as a film maker. The end result being the film made some good money at the box office and this all that film studios care for.

Rick
February 6, 2011 5:49 pm

I have to laugh at some of the yentas who have posted – all quick with baseless critiques and nothing in their pants to back it.

Dee
February 6, 2011 6:12 pm

JJAbrams first interview about Super 8 … here:

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/02/06/super-8-j-j-abrams-2/

Dr. Image
February 6, 2011 7:05 pm

Cloverfield- apart from the acting- was genius.
Looks he might have a real winner with this one.
1979- the golden age of the Super 8 camera- I don’t miss it!

Brandon
February 6, 2011 8:08 pm

I’m still waiting to hear more news about the “Micronauts” movie that JJ Abrahams is said to be producing for Hasbro. It would be cool if this turned out to be it.

Devon
February 6, 2011 8:22 pm

“hope it’s better then the fake star trek film. Hell, even before the timelines diverged, it was obviously clear that he did not (and still does not ) know what star trek is.”

J.J. had nothing to do with “The Final Frontier,” sorry.

Schultz
February 6, 2011 8:57 pm

Looks Spielbergish.

MJ
February 6, 2011 11:00 pm

@5

2006 Munich

2005 War of the Worlds

2004 The Terminal

2002 Catch Me If You Can

2002 Minority Report

2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence

1999 The Unfinished Journey (documentary short)

1998 Saving Private Ryan

MJ
February 6, 2011 11:01 pm

@22 LOL

Luke Forrester
February 6, 2011 11:36 pm

Wow Trumpy, You Can Do Stupid Things!

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