First Full Trailer For Super 8 Teases More Than It Reveals – Which Is Good

Is it just coincidence that Mr. Abrams goes by JJ the way Mr. Barnum went by PT? Not only are they both men of initials, the have each demonstrated a great aptitude for working the crowd.

The latest trailer for Abrams’ Super 8 is a case in point.



As well as the new trailer, Paramount last night dispatched the following official blurb for the film:

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.

Despite the obvious, material deviations, I’m standing by my Lady in White comparisons.