The superb first full trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 hit the web early today, and now a new poster has been unveiled. Written and directed by Abrams, the film centers on a group of youngsters in a small Ohio town in 1979 who, while using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie, catch a glimpse of a mysterious, inhuman something emerging from the wreckage of a train derailment. The poster expertly conveys the tone portrayed in the trailers. With Steven Spielberg as a producer, it’s no surprise that this is shaping up to be a sort of throwback to his sci-fi films of the 80’s (E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind). It’s safe to say I’m decidedly ecstatic to see this film.
Super 8 stars Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Zach Mills, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, and Amanda Michalka. The film opens later this year on June 10th. Hit the jump to check out the poster.
Here’s the poster for Super 8 (via Apple). Click to enlarge:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.