Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Emmys 2017
Every unforgettable moment, every gorgeous dress.Click here


J.J. Abrams reveals details on 'Super 8' project

Posted on

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.