After a couple of tantalizing teaser trailers, this week the full theatrical trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming movie Super 8 has finally debuted online over on Twitvid. Staying true to his penchant for preserving mystery, it lays the groundwork for the movie’s plot, but it still does not reveal anything about the supposed alien creature(s) that may or may not be involved. A group of kids making a movie with a Super 8 camera witness a massive train accident, and from there things just get crazy.
The movie stars Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Zach Mills and Gabriel Basso, while Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) plays the main kid’s father, who is also a police officer. Although the movie is directed by J.J. Abrams, it really seems like Steven Spielberg has had a major influence on the film… or at least, that’s how they are trying to sell it to us. Even the music (which I believe is from Cocoon) is a blast of nostalgia that takes us back to the heyday of ’80s science-fiction on the big screen. This is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the summer for me… what about you? Super 8 hits theatres on June 10th; check out the trailer after the jump.