Friday, May 7, 2010

New 'Super 8' Trailer & Website

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Twitch / Super 8 Website / Avery Guerra

Okay, I have no idea whether this fits in with the giant monster genre, or not, but since I have already written about this film twice, and since there is still an outside chance this may be linked to "Cloverfield", I'll continue to monitor news on "Super 8".

Since "Iron Man 2" started screening last night at midnight, you just knew that somebody would sneak in a camera and film the trailer for J.J. Abrams mystery movie, "Super 8".

As luck would have it, Todd Brown of Twitch film was able to go onto Youtube in the early hours a find a bootleg copy of the trailer right on schedule.

What do we learn about this mystery movie from this teaser? Not much.

Here is the skinny, in 1979 a train stuff from Area 51 in Nevada is intercepted by somebody in a pickup truck, who crashes into it causing it to derail. From the wreckage, something, big, and angry, forces it's way out of an armoured box car.

Now, from the information that leaked out earlier this week, it can be assumed that this is the alien (monster) that gets captured on a home movie filmed by a bunch of teens.

What is it?

Nobody knows.

Is it the monster, or relative of the monster, from "Cloverfield"?

Nobody knows.......though Abrams denies that the two films are related.

Of course, some sources say that it is.


Certainly, everybody is. The funny thing about J.J. Abrams, and now Steven Spielberg also, is that you never know exactly what your going to get. The film maker has a major 'hard-on' for mysteries.

Without a doubt more info on "Super 8" will come to light at this years San Diego Comic Con, but even so, don't expect Abrams to tip his hat too much.

In conjunction with the release of this teaser trailer, Paramount has launched a new website for "Super 8", but you find out anything by visiting that either.

Here is the bootleg trailer for "Super 8":

See Also: Okay.....I'll Ask Again, "What Is Super 8? Cloverfield, Godzilla Or Something Else? / J.J. Abrams "Super 8" - The Confirmed "Cloverfield" Prequel! / Brookfield - Did A Giant Monster Attack Milwaukee? / What The Fans Want To See In An American Godzilla


  1. You know, I distinctly remember Abrams saying in a interview that he wanted to make a "Godzilla for america," or something along those lines, and saying Kong didn't properly represent or something.

    It's been two years now, and nothing has happened. So far, Godzilla has 28 and a tv show up on Clover, and Abrams isn't even trying.

    What a douche. Lost sucks.

  2. dose anyone know if The ACTUAL offical trailer for the Godzilla movie will be previewed during the superbowl?



Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.