Sources confirm to EW.com what was first reported by Deadline.com regarding J.J. Abrams’ super-secret project Super 8. (The upcoming project’s teaser trailer bows before Iron Man 2 this weekend.) Turns out it is the movie he is working on with Steven Spielberg: The Saving Private Ryan director will produce the film, budgeted at $45 million, and Abrams will direct this fall. (It’s slated for release next summer.) Abrams will complete it before moving on to Star Trek 2 which will bow summer 2012. The movie is an homage to the sci-fi films Abrams loved as a teenager.
The trailer, as described by Deadline, takes place in the 1970s. “A pickup truck veers onto a train track, heading directly for a locomotive. The legend appears: ‘In 1979, the US Air Force closed a section of Area 51. All the materials were to be transported to a secure facility in Ohio.’ The truck hits the train, and both fly off the tracks in an explosion. Focus on one train car that was spared, and a heavy pounding is heard from inside.”
Check it out this weekend and let us know what you think.