Official Synopsis for J.J. Abrams’ SUPER 8 Revealed

     March 10, 2011

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To say that the secrecy surrounding J.J. Abrams’ new film Super 8 has been rather tight would be a bit of an understatement. We finally got our first look at the film during its Super Bowl TV spot, and now Paramount has released an official synopsis for the flick. The theatrical trailer is rumored to debut with Battle: Los Angeles this weekend, but until then here’s a closer look at what to expect:

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.

Written and directed by J.J. Abrams, Super 8 is produced by Steven Spielberg, Abrams and Bryan Burk. The cast includes Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basson, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills and Amanda Michalka. Super 8 hits theaters on June 10th.

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