New Super 8 Trailer and Poster

The marketing on Super 8 just stepped up a notch, after Paramount released a new trailer (it’s been attached to Battle Los Angles, so you might have already seen it)(Or see the bottom of this article), a strange new poster, and an official synopsis.

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

It’s all very exciting, but if anything, it brings more questions than it does answers. The new trailer launched exclusively on Twitter, and although we still don’t know what’s in the train carriage, all signs point to ‘alien’, with the trailer highlighting missing people, missing dogs, floating objects and Kodak film stock. Paramount has successfully managed to contain the mystery, as this doesn’t really explain much.

From writer/director J.J. Abrams, and producer Steven Spielberg, the film appears to be a mix of Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, plus the marketing for Abrams’ Cloverfield was similar, with cryptic clues leading up to its release. The new slanted poster is also very unusual, with Paramount possibly wanting us to keep watching the skies; though note where the blue flash is coming from.

There have been numerous reports that there were hidden clues in the SuperBowl spot. The SuperBowl spot playing on Super 8’s official site was being updated almost daily with different images flashing through the lens before the title appears (what’s the significance of September 19th 1962?). There are hidden images in this new trailer too (the URL s8editingroom.com flashes for a split second), but it’s still too early to tell if this will also receive regular updates with new images on the official site.

Super 8 opens in the US on June 10th, and is currently scheduled for release in the UK on August 19th, which means that by the time it gets here, there’s a good chance the mystery will be spoilt for us.

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