Filmjunk reports on that crazy unnamed J.J. Abrams–produced trailer that preceded showings of Transformers this week. The very cool, Blair Witch–style teaser, which shows "cameraphone footage" of a New York party being interrupted by creepy monster noises, a huge distant explosion, and some kind of expanding attack, ends with a brief flicker of the unnamed movie's credits, revealing little other than that Abrams, brainiac behind Lost, is the producer, and that Drew Goddard, a Lost (and, formerly, Angel) writer is responsible for the screenplay. Oh, and that it comes out on January 18, 2008.
The pirated trailer's getting yanked from YouTube as fast as newly minted fans can put it up; search "abrams trailer" to find the most recent versions. Filmjunk determined the project is known internally as "Cloverfield," and that it's also been called "Felicity Gets Freaky," which makes us laugh. We've found a seemingly affiliated Website, 1.18.08.com. Let the viral hype begin!
Update: The trailer is still up at Trailer Spy.