JJ Abrams’ viral-fueled movie Super 8 has got itself a release date. The film, first exposed through this excellent viral trailer, has been shrouded in secrecy, with director Abrams only releasing the following tidbits regarding the film:
1. It takes place in 1979.
2. It pays homage to Steven Spielberg’s earliest super 8 (hence the title!) films.
3. Science fiction and supernatural elements are most definitely part of the experience.
The cast of the film thus far includes Friday Night Lights’ star Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning (Dakota’s sister) and relative newcomer Amanda Michalka (of the teen pop group formerly known as Aly & AJ) and has now been given the release date of June 10th, 2011.
Much of the pre-release hype comes from the film’s lack of information, viral campaigns, and like all of JJ Abrams’ projects (both film and television), there seems to be an underlying connection between them all (no matter how small it may be).