Super 8 Teaser Trailer Details – Not a Cloverfield Prequel

Because no one wants to let JJ pull one over on us again after Cloverfield, the mysterious teaser trailer for Abrams new film that will show in front of Iron Man has been exposed online before it even hits the screens.

What was originally thought might be a Cloverfield prequel has been debunked by Abrams himself, but what we do see is laid out for us via
/Film With the play-by-play of the teaser.

Warning! This is very detailed and will spoil the trailer. If you wish to be surprised this weekend, DO NOT READ THIS!

The trailer lasts about one minute and a half.
It begins with the Green MPAA screen, followed by the Paramount Pictures logo. No Bad Robot at the header.
A train rushes by the screen. We notice that it has lots of cargo.
Text comes on the screen: “In 1979, The U.S. Air Force Closed A Section of AREA 51.”
We see the railroad crossing light blinking and ringing as the camera pans up we see some sort of light moving in the background. What is it? A UFO?
More Text: “All The Materials Were To Be Transported To A Secure Facility In Ohio.”
No, it appears to be the headlights of a yellow 1970’s truck, which skids in a 180 degree motion, and suddenly pulls onto the tracks.
Point of view of the truck heading into the light.
Black screen and white text: “From Producer Steve Spielberg”

We see the truck explode as it hits the train.
Then… the cargo train is heading towards the car explosion – BAM. It is wrecked, thrown from the tracks like a wild snake. The flaming metal body flipping towards the camera. Cars flying through the air. It is INTENSE.
Another black screen and the text: “And Director JJ Abrams”
The camera really slowly moves in on the wrecked pieces of the train, most of which is now just scrap metal. At least one car remains intact.
Black screen, white test: “Next Summer”
We see some sparks.
Black screen, white text: “It Arrives”
We pull up on one of the train cars with a US Airforce logo. The wheel on the door begins to spin out of control as we pull in closer. The wall of the door begins to bend like some huge force is punching it from the inside.
Cut to one second of a close up of an 8mm camera lens.
Cut to black. White text: “Super 8″
The credits at the end were pretty bare.
Paramount Pictures Presents, An Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot Production
“Super 8″ Produced By Steve Spielberg JJ Abrams Bryan Burk
Written and Directed by JJ Abrams
And the bottom featured the Amblin Entertainment, Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures Logo.

So there it is.

Sorry JJ, the interwebs have thwarted your big reveal. But I look forward to seeing what he has put together here. Abrams has yet to let me down.

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2 thoughts on “Super 8 Teaser Trailer Details – Not a Cloverfield Prequel

  1. i didnt read it because i dont want to spoil it fo rme , but now that u said it wasnt a cloverfield prequel, now im sad

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