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Update: J.J. Abrams’s Super 8 Is His Spielberg Collaboration

You're a crafty man, J.J. Abrams. Ain't It Cool News, /Film, and the Playlist have all seen the trailer for the director's top-secret new movie, Super 8, and apparently our earlier description was off. (Update: But maybe not too far off! See update, after the jump.) As it turns out, though, 8 is the Abrams-Spielberg collaboration Vulture told you about first last week, the one which Abrams will direct as "a tip of the hat to Spielberg's movies of the seventies and early eighties."

So what was the mysterious seventies-set Cloverfield-esque alien movie (in which a group of kids accidentally capture an alien on film) described to us by sources on Tuesday? Was that just Abrams paying us back for this, this, and this? If so, you win this round, J.J. But we're still investigating...

So what was the mysterious seventies-set Cloverfield-esque alien movie (in which a group of kids accidentally capture an alien on film) described to us by sources on Tuesday? Was that just Abrams paying us back for this, this, and this? If so, you win this round, J.J. But we're still investigating...

Which sounds familiar. Developing...


"What [the trailer] doesn't let anyone in on is the plot of the movie or the rest of the context that we had heard actually generated the idea. Namely, the possibility that a group of kids in 1979 are playing around making movies with their Super 8 cameras (as Abrams and Spielberg did as kids) and accidentally capture something ... sinister, on film."

Which sounds familiar. Developing...

We Saw It: Details On The Trailer For J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' [Playlist]
Exclusive: JJ Abrams’ Super 8 Teaser Trailer Description Revealed [/Film]
SUPER 8 is not CLOVERFIELD 2! [Ain't It Cool]

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