A trailer released for Steven Spielberg’s and J.J. Abrams’ mysterious film Super 8 during Super Bowl Sunday, and despite the additional footage, it doesn’t shine a light on the premise.

Recently Abrams discussed the movie with LA Times’ Hero Complex, but remained vague on the topic, as he always is with his projects. Could we expect anything less from him?

“To me, all people need to know is that it’s an adventure about a small town and it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scary and there’s a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people?


— J.J. Abrams

So what does Abrams reveal on the plot? It’s set in 1979 Ohio, where six children film their own zombie movie with a Super 8 camera. While recording their homemade film, they witness a train wreckage which allows the inhuman thing inside the train to escape.

I’m still entirely excited by the prospect of Spielberg and Abrams collaborating on a film together; they both excel at the sci-fi genre.

Super 8 comes out June 10, 2011.