J.J. Abrams’ next mysterious monster movie project, Super 8, is on its way, and although the film secured a spot on the list of Screen Rant’s 20 most anticipated films of 2011, we still know very little about it.

The first Super 8 trailer was more of a concept teaser and it was created before the film even began casting. Outside of the teaser and some set footage, all we’ve had is rumors and speculation, some involving what the Super 8 monster may look like. With the advent of Super Bowl XLV this weekend, one of the many major movie TV spots/trailers is for Super 8 and it has given us our first real look into Abrams’ 1970s-based sci-fi thriller (check out all the Super Bowl movie trailers).

Watch and enjoy:

The trailer sure looks interesting and I’m sure Abrams will again benefit through word-of-mouth, but I really wish they took advantage of this opportunity to offer some sort of prequel story to Cloverfield… or is that exactly what they’re doing, despite claims that this has nothing to do with that film?

Super 8 features a cast of relatively unknown young actors and is written and directed by J.J. Abrams himself.

What are your thoughts and predictions on J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 mystery project?

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Super 8 hits theaters June 10, 2011.