J.J. Abrams' secretive 'Super 8' comes into focus at CinemaCon


No summer film has been as cloaked in mystery as J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Super 8, about a group of amateur teen movie-makers in 1979 who accidentally capture footage of a train wreck carrying a large, angry creature from Area 51.

But now Abrams is reluctantly pulling back the curtain. He showcased the key crash scene for theater owners at their annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, along with some of the more intimate scenes featuring the young kids who make up the cast. "The key today really is to show the people who some of our characters are," Abrams said backstage before Monday night’s Paramount presentation. "Most people don’t even know what Super 8 is. But the whole evolution of the movie was about the characters first." Read More...



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