The full theatrical trailer for JJ Abrams new movie Super 8 was just released Friday morning. Paramount has also released an official synopsis for the film, which opens in June. Check it all out below – and yes there are lens flares.
Lens Flares are back: Theatrical Trailer for JJ Abrams Super 8
After helming Mission Impossible III in 2006 and Star Trek in 2009 JJ Abrams wanted to do something different (and not part of a franchise) for his third theatrical feature. So he wrote Super 8 , an original mysterious genre film, albeit one that evokes the 70s and 80s movies of his idol Steven Spielberg (who joined the project as a co-producer). A teaser and a Super bowl commercial have already been released, but this new theatrical trailer is the first to really give you an idea of what the film is about.
It is a pretty impressive trailer which could help make Super 8 one of the must-see movies of the summer, not unlike what the second theatrical trailer (aka Trailer #3) did for Star Trek two years ago, in early March 2009. The new Super 8 trailer also shows that while Abrams is harking back to the Spielberg feel, he has still retained his own style, including lens flares.
Paramount has also released an official synopsis for Super 8:
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
JJ Abrams Super 8 is due in theaters June 8th.