Last week saw the release of the full length trailer, and official synopsis, for director J.J. Abrams’ new science-fiction, coming-of-age story Super 8. Ever a lover of a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, Abrams would likely keep us all in the metaphorical dark until such time as the theater light’s dim into literal dark on the opening night of his film.
The marketing team at Paramount Pictures, however, was likely less than enthused about the idea of running a campaign that provides zero clarification to an audience. Though little has been revealed about the “monster” itself (some of us do speculate that given the tone of, and music in, the trailer that the creature is less a monster, and more a lost being) Abrams has had to agree to several traditional marketing releases. The good news is, he has been able to content himself, and titillate his fans, with his own brand of teases.
Thanks to our freinds at CinemaBlend we have the location of one of Abram’s infamous Easter eggs. At the conclusion of the full length trailer there is a url in the camera lens that leads fans to the s8editingroom.com, a portion of the film’s official site. Once there, you will find options to play some “archival” footage which consists mostly of “missing” clips with intermittent incomplete scenes. The scenes reveal a group of scientists referring to the “craft” and “biology” of what we assume is the space creature in the film. The footage has a feel and look that is strikingly similar to The Dharma Initiative videos in Abrams’ seminal television series Lost. Take a look and let us know if you find any other hints and teasers HERE.
If you have not yet seen it (or simply wish to revisit it, and check for additional hidden Easter eggs and treats) take a look at the trailer and synopsis below:
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.
Super 8 lands in theatres on June 10th.